Restaurant: Tous Les Jours
Last visited: April 6, 010
Location: Seoul, Korea (and other parts of the US/Asia)
Address: Multiple locations – chain
Price Range: $10CAD or less
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!
- Since 1996, opened in Korea
- Famous Asian American bakery (chain)
- Expanded to China, USA, Vietnam
- 300+ stores
- Popular to locals
- Multiple locations and lots too
- Home made/freshly baked daily
- Whole cakes available
Tous Les Jours is an Asian American bakery that started in 1996 in Korea. Since then it has expanded and it is now available in parts of Asia and part of the US as well.
It’s very popular to locals and Koreans take pride in the success of this well establish bakery that started in their hometown. There several locations so it’s easy to find if you plan on traveling to Korea and paying it a visit.
Koreans are also known for cake artistry – these are from Tous Les Jours as well.
I love going to bakeries when I travel – I don’t know why, but it’s almost an obsession. Bakery seems to be popular in every country so I’m always curious to see what they serve. It gives me an idea of what ingredients are popular and what the taste palette for that country is.
Of course the item that caught my eye was the Pumpkin Bread!
Yes I am obsessed with finding the best pumpkin bread – or at least trying every pumpkin bread I see. The best so far is still the Maple Castella Pumpkin Bread. It still reigns supreme and thank god because it’s the one that’s available in Vancouver, BC (technically Richmond) too! Also good, but quite sweet is the pumpkin bread from Bakery Nouveau in Seattle.
On the table:
Pumpkin Bread – 1.5/6
- $2.60 CAD
- Booooo!!! I wanted this to be SO good but unfortunately it looks much better than it tasted!
- I can’t judge Tous Les Jours based on this one item I tried – but based on this one item I think Taiwanese do baked breads like this the best!
- It was decorated with slivered almonds and black sesame seeds and it looks so soft and butter. It was a huge loaf too and the presentation was great…but that’s as far as it went for me.
- It was quite dry and the bread looked so buttery with the shiny glaze and all. So deceiving. It wasn’t soft and fluffy, but more dense and bread-like.
- The pumpkin tasted like beans and it was really thick. It reminded me of red bean paste. I was definitely not a fan because I don’t like red bean.
- If you like red bean you might like this, but the paste is really sweet and in this case a little goes a long way. Usually the more pumpkin puree the better, but when it’s this sweet…I could pass. At least it wasn’t expensive so I don’t feel so ripped off. 😉