Pretty, Delicious Things // Ladurée Macarons

6 January 2013


When I heard that Ladurée, the famous french patisserie had opened a store in Seoul I was thrilled. Macarons are a firm favourite of mine. They haven't always been though, I remember tasting macarons when I was much younger and feeling bitterly disappointed that the colourful, pretty looking treats were not as delicious as they looked. So, I guess macarons are really an adult treat, even though the colours may appeal to younger children. You probably wouldn't want to waste one on them anyway, especially if they're Ladurée

Ladurée is the world's most famous macaron patisserie. It was Ladurée who originally created the macaron as we know it today; two cookies made from ground almond, sugar and egg whites filled with ganache. These days there's a lot of impostors, even Starbucks offers "macarons" but  believe me, they're a poor imitation of the real thing! I've tried macarons from several of the famed french patisseries but Ladurée macarons are, without doubt, the best I've ever eaten.

I first tried Ladurée macarons in Paris some years ago and remember the delicious flavours and pretty colours well. They didn't disappoint the second time around. They were crisp on the outside, light with a delightfully moist and chewy centre. Whilst many other macaron companies invent new combinations each year, Ladurée works on improving and honing the set of simple, mostly singular flavours they have. The result is bold, sumptuous flavours that are a total delight and true treat to eat!

It's not just the macarons that Ladurée is famed for, everything about the brand is whimsical and enchanting, the stores are somewhat like a dream with their soft pastel colours, silk ribbons, sparkling shelves and pretty boxes stacked high. Unfortunately for Korea the store hereis not particularly big but does still carry their selection of teas, jams, recipe books and the cutest key chains I've ever seen. And, of course the macarons, which honestly is all that really matters!

Ladurée  //  Seoul, Korea

Sweet Treat  //  Ladurée Macarons

For those in Korea who'd like to visit Ladurée, it's located on the 2nd floor of Shinsagae department store at Express Bus Terminal in Gangnam. The macarons are 3,500 won each and gift boxes are charged at an additional rate depending on the size.


Have you tried Laduree macarons? 

xxx



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32 comments:

  1. But haven't tried Laduree but dying too xx tried other brands but don't think they'd be the same xx fantastic pictures xxxxx

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    1. Thank you! Yes, Laduree are the best :) If you ever get the chance you should try them, you'll love them I'm sure! x

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  2. That place looks awesome - love the photos!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. The shop looks beautiful - I love all the pastel shades. xxx

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  4. i like how macarons have become a blogger staple along with cupcakes. They are so cute.

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  5. I am the biggest macaroon fan. ever. I love Laudree but Sucre has some pretty delicious macaroons too. The stores are so beautiful, I want my house to look like that!

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  6. Gorgeous pictures! I love macaroons!

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  7. oh my goodness, is this bakery real life? it is so elegant!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog todaY! i am so excited to stop by yours and join your site as well! Your blog is lovely and i can't wait to be a frequent flier :) cheers!

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    1. Yes, real life! Amazing isn't it?!!

      Thanks so much hun, hope to see you around here often! :) x

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  8. The store look amazingly cute.
    Xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  9. Ahhh yes. We had them in France on our honeymoon and my hubby ( who doesn't like anything new) loved them! Needless to say we brought boxes of them home. So yumm

    Www.floatingonabreeze.blogspot.com

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  10. Hey, I thought you hadn't posted for a long time, but it turns out that Bloglovin isn't working correctly. When I click on your blog's name it says: At the moment we are unable to retrieve posts from this blog. So now I understand why I haven't seen any new posts from you for almost a month! Hope they can fix it soon... :) xx

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    1. I suddenly got 4 blog posts at once - I think Blogger+Bloglovin are being naughty!

      Anyway macarons I tried a salted caramel one from the Covent Garden shop last month and it was amazing..Now whenever I'm in the radius of Laduree I'll be dropping in..even if only for one! :)

      ox
      http://cakevsscales.blogspot.co.uk/

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    2. I fixed it I think! Hopefully you can see my posts on Bloglovin now :)

      Thanks for stopping by ladies! x

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  11. I've never tried them, but they look so pretty! I will probably end up being disappointed like you were as a child ;)

    http://polkadotspincushionsblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Those look absolutely amazing, and so does the shop!

    Also, Gangnam is a place? I finally understand!

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    1. Yes, it's an area of Seoul. The most affluent part of the city, the song kinda takes the mickey out of the people there! :) x

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  13. these pictures are just gorgeous! love your blog :)

    www.prettyquirkyblog.co.uk

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  14. Adore them, I've demolished a few boxes in my time!!!
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  15. Oh that looks like heaven to me, I love macarons. I bought some back from Paris a couple of years ago for my hubby but he didn't like them which meant I could eat them all, yippee. I've tried the Starbucks ones and were so disappointed! :) x

    www.bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeh, the starbucks ones just aren't like the real thing! Very lucky the hubby isn't into them, I have to share mine :(

      x

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  16. I love going to the one in Harrods every time i'm there! Plus I keep the boxes to store things in!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

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    1. Yes, the boxes are just so pretty aren't they! They're perfect for storing bits and bobs in. I have a question though, over there do you have to pay extra for the nice boxes rather than the thin cardboard ones or not?

      x

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    2. Hmm I don't think so, I can't say that I saw they even had thin ones! The normal box is like the one you have pictured here!! The boxes are priced and say how many macarons you can pick, I'll have to look next time in there!

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  17. Beautiful photos as always! Laduree is pretty amazing, huh? I wrote a blog post on Laduree when they opened here in HK and it's one of my most popular posts!

    Your photos are pretty darn amazing too! (as always)

    xx

    exoddinary.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, I saw that post. It was so pretty! I think I commented about how I would have to come to Hong Kong again soon. Now thats not a reason but I'm sure I'll find another reason to return anyway! Such a fun city!

      Thanks for stopping by hun x

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  18. Oh my god, it looks amazing and more like an up market beauty store than a bakery! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  19. These look unreal! I've never even tried a regular macaron before, but I'm planning on going to Paris this year and will definitely be checking the store out! xx

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  20. jealous, jealous. looks adorable and delicious!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  21. Those are the most luxurious macaroons I've ever seen! The packaging is so gorgeous, and the shop looks like something from dreams!
    So amazing, you are so lucky to have these near you!

    http://cosmeticsshoppingandintoxication.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. I think I'm the only person ever that doesn't like macarons but I wish I did because they always look so whimsical and perfect. Laduree is like the shop of dreams! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  23. Oh my goodness, I think I've just died and gone to foodie heaven! These look amazing, and you have some serious gorgeous photography skills! :)
    xxx
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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