Remi announces the current menu as well as the hours and location of his popup on his Instagram (@remi.patisserie). Lately, his popup runs Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 pm – 6 pm at Paragon Tea Room/Porto Coffee ( 2207 Cambie St) and certain Sundays at Sweet Barrel Coffee (2729 Arbutus Street). His current line up includes roll cakes, tart flans, eclairs, tarts, mochis and so forth.
I would characterize his pastries as having French and Asian influences and that combination is definitely right up my alley. Last week, I visited his popup for the first time at Paragon Tea Room/Porto Coffee.
What I Tried
I picked up a few of his treats last week which included:
- Kaya Roll Cake with mango and coconut whipped ganache ($6.50)
- Matcha Raspberry Roll Cake ($6.50)
- Banana Kinako (roasted soy bean powder topping)
- Vanille Strawberry Flan ($3.50)
- Hojicha Flan ($3.50)
- Cloud Cake
The selection I tried were delicious, light, moist, not too sweet, flaky and buttery.
I would say Remi is best known for his roll cakes featuring Asian flavours. Both the Kaya Coconut Mango and Matcha with Raspberry were lovely and I’m definitely going to want to try his other flavours (like Local Strawberry and Thai Tea).
The Banana Kinako was a banana bread featuring a crumbly, roasted soy bean powder topping. I enjoyed the strong banana flavour of the cake and the nutty flavours of the topping.
The tart flans (Vanille Strawberry and Hojicha) had buttery, flaky pastry crusts and dense, creamy custard fillings.
The Cloud Cake was a Japanese cheesecake had a light, creamy flavor and a nice moist, cotton-soft texture.
Overall Impression of Remi Patisserie
I continue to be a fan of Chef Remi’s pastries and will be returning to visit his popup in the near future. He’s always coming up with new flavours and new pastries so I’m excited to see what he comes up with next. Perhaps in the near future he will be opening a bricks and mortar location for his patisserie.