If you're curious, check it out! (It was decided after a long time ...!) This time, I checked the sweets shop that is popular among Melbourne girls in Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, Australia.
◆ Is it popular in Australia? cupcake
In Japan, "Magnolia Bakery" has opened in Harajuku, Tokyo, and the cupcake boom is arriving. According to locals, cupcakes are actually popular in Melbourne, and there are many shops selling colorful and cute cupcakes all over the city.
I also bought a mini-sized cupcake "mini cake" at a cupcake shop on the first floor of a shopping building called QV. One was $ 2.2 (about 213 yen).
A bite-sized sponge cake is squeezed with plenty of cream and topped with cute chocolate and alazan. The decoration is gorgeous and it looks like an accessory!
According to the clerk, the popular flavors are "salt caramel" and "cookies & cream". I wonder if overseas cupcakes are "sweet" after all? I thought, but when I tried it, it was a surprisingly gentle homemade taste!
◆ "Giant" macaroons like diamonds
Following cupcakes, macaroons are popular with girls. I also bought macaroons at "Victoria Market", the oldest market in Melbourne and the largest (!) Market in the Southern Hemisphere, in order to keep up with the trends!
Salted caramel macaroons are made by sandwiching a bittersweet caramel filling on a fabric with a glittering surface. The dough has a crispy and light texture, and is more "fluffy" than "mochimochi". The filling inside is sweet and slightly fragrant, and has a very elegant taste.
Besides, "Blueberry Cheesecake", which is like eating a cake, "Bubble Gum", which has a junk soda taste like candy, and "Peanut Butter & Jelly", which is a flavor of peanut butter and strawberry jam that you want to eat for breakfast. I tried to eat it, but all of them had a gentle taste without being too sweet, despite their gorgeous appearance .
Anyway, each one is volumey, so eating one will make you very full. As expected it is Aussie size. You may buy several types and share them with your friends.
◆ Like cheese !? "Greek yogurt" at the queue shop
This is also the sweet "Greek yogurt" found in the market. It looks like a popular shop, and there was a line, so I took advantage of it and bought it.
Even though it's a small size, it can be put in a cup with a diameter of 10 cm or more, but the price is $ 4. It is quite a cospa.
You can choose your favorite sauce for yogurt and topping it. According to the clerk, the popular flavor is passion fruit. I also bought "Greek Yogurt with Passion Fruit Sauce" by prompt decision.
Yogurt is thick and sticky, and is as thick as cream cheese! Although it has the richness of milk, it does not have the peculiar bitterness of milk and can be eaten refreshingly. The sweet and sour passion fruit is the best match there! The bubble wrap texture of the seeds is also an accent.
It's more like eating a rich cheesecake than yogurt! Even if it is a small size, it seems that it is a volume that Japanese girls can share with 2 to 3 people.
◆ Summary → Melbourne sweets fit the Japanese tongue
There was a prejudice that "overseas sweets are sweet", so I wonder if Australian sweets are also daringly sweet. I thought, but that's not the case at all! The sweetness, sourness, and texture were well-balanced to fit the Japanese tongue, and it was very delicious. I'm sorry to imagine the super sweetness without permission!
By the way, in environmentally conscious Australia, shopping does not come with a plastic bag by default. But it's okay, it's an Aussie style that is often seen locally that you can eat it on the spot when you buy it.
Enter the town and follow the town. If you come to Australia with all your might, it's fun to avoid the magnificent nature (?) And try the literal "eating walk" that you don't often do in Japan!