Monday, April 30, 2007

Beard Papa

Located in the Puente Hills Mall, Beard Papa's has gained fans from several locations throughout the country including California, Hawaii and New York.

One of the unique things about Beard Papa's is that their cream puffs are filled to order. The shells are baked throughout the day. By filling the cream puffs when the customer places an order the cream puffs don't get soggy, as they tend to get if they sit around for long periods of time.

There are three flavor of cream puffs to choose from: Vanilla, Chocolate and Coffee.

The cream puff shells are crunchy and flaky on the outside, and soft on the inside.

The vanilla filling is light and fluffy, a mixture of custard and whipped cream, or so it appears. The cream also has a distinct creme brulee flavor, without the burnt sugar topping. Although good, I wasn't too fond of this cream puff, because I like the filling to be really a really thick custard, almost like pudding.

The chocolate cream puffs are dusted with a small amount of cocoa powder, giving you a sign of whats to come when you bite into the cream puff. The filling is also light and airy. The chocolate flavor is prevalent although not overbearing. The cream had an unusual grainy texture, as if the vanilla cream and chocolate weren't thoroughly mixed before being ready to serve.

The cream puffs at Beard Papa's have a nice contrast between the crunchy puff and light and airy cream. These are ideal when you want to something sweet, but not too heavy.

Beard Papa's
Puente Hills Mall
1600 Azusa Avenue #160
City Of Industry, CA 91748
(626) 839-1240

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