Pastries from Chinatown

My favorite desserts from Montreal's Chinatown

Growing up, I always found it to be so special when my family would take day trips to Chinatown.

I always loved the energy coming from the entire community. I was constantly amazed by the street vendors, the mini-shows, and the overall culture of good eating whenever we’d visit.

I continue the monthly tradition of Chinatown visits with Joe. Once in awhile, we’ll take my nieces for an evening stroll, sipping on bubbletea and haggling down prices for little trinkets that the kids excitedly choose from a street vendor.

Most importantly (well, at least for my sweet tooth and I), we take a visit to my favorite bakery: Patisserie Harmonie where its buffet-style setup makes it easy to get carried away and purchase tons of food. I often find myself bringing home boxes of large pastries and indulging for an entire weekend. Whenever I visit,  I end up acting like an extremely content kid walking out of a candy store (well, in my case, a pastry shop).

I photographed some of my ultimate favorites. I have a weakness for the football-shaped one, with its layers of soft dough, cream filling, and sweet topping of fresh strawberries. I can never resist one (…or two, or three).My favorite desserts from Montreal's Chinatown My favorite desserts from Montreal's Chinatown My favorite desserts from Montreal's Chinatown My favorite desserts from Montreal's Chinatown My favorite desserts from Montreal's Chinatown My favorite desserts from Montreal's Chinatown

4 thoughts on “Pastries from Chinatown”

  1. I know people generally associate Chinese goods that aren’t traditionally Chinese to be of inferior quality (like french pastries!) but I LOVE the pastries in China town. They’re always so delicious & always have such a bigger selection to choose from. They really know how to make a lot & make it taste amazing! I also love the traditional asian sweets too, like those sesame balls. I feel like sweets now haha

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