CHCH Review: Patisserie Yahagi

As some of you may or may not know, I started this blog before coming to Japan. Iaccidentlyatethewholething was born in NZ. And in specific, Quake City AKA Christchurch which happens to be where the majority of you lovely followers reside. And so even though I’ve been eating my way through Asia, you and Christchurch have always been on my mind.

Excuse me while I hum tiki taane for a while.

Okay, done. As I was saying, you’ve been on my mind and I’ve been wishing that you too, could try all this delicious Japanesey stuff. Which is why I’ve asked my super hot friend Melissa Lin to guest post on here once in a while. Today ladies and gents is MEL EATS’ REVIEW ONE. Sorry Mel I just named you, is that okay?

For now, Anisa says bye! (I kinda like talking about myself in third person, I feel like that’s how J Derulo feels when he says his name in his songs)


Good news, foodies! You don’t have to teach English in Okayama to eat choux creme or cakes and pastries flavored matcha! What? When? How? Allow me to go on… tucked in the Church Corner Arcade (Upper Riccarton) is a little gem by the name of Patisserie Yahagi. The store is known for their delicious Japanese (and French) inspired cakes and pastries. They’re the first Japanese patisserie to open in New Zealand and one of my most favorite dessert vendors in Christchurch.

Walking into Patisserie Yahagi, first you are acknowledged and greeted by their warm and friendly staff. Next, you are mesmerised by their flawless creations delicately sitting on display. With so many delectable and award-winning goodies just demanding to be eaten, I have definitely had my fair share of pastries and cakes from this place. And although I am forever on an ongoing quest to taste all of their heavenly desserts, so far, one of my favorite pastries from Yahagi are their Japanese choux cremes (basically, giant cream puffs). Hands down, they are one of the best I’ve ever had! The choux pastry is airy and perfectly firm, it holds its shape and doesn’t go soggy when filled. Whatsmore, exquisite Tahitian vanilla bean crème is piped fresh into the pastry when ordered, creating morsels of deliciousness.

Patisserie Yahagi is definitely a place worth the visit. Their desserts aren’t too rich and have just the right amount of sweetness, making them irresistible treats for everyone. Though I’ll warn you now, it’s very tough, some would even say, impossible leaving the store empty handed.

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Thanks for having me!

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