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Jun 23, 2010

The Asia Trip: Delifrance Hong Kong - Jumbo Sausage Croissant

Delifrance signage
Delifrance is an international French bakery/cafe chain that I came across while in Hong Kong.  It's actually in over 50 countries, just not the U.S.  It looked pretty interesting so we ate there for breakfast.

Since it is located in Hong Kong, the menu had several popular local favorites along with more French-style items like pastries, sandwiches, and something called a "croque-madame," which is a hot ham and cheese sandwich with a fried or poached egg on top.  Pasta also seems to figure in the menu somewhere.

Upon walking in there was a definite French feeling going on, mostly from the funny hats the employees had to wear.  It's a bit of a beret, no?
Delifrance inside
But enough poking fun, I wasn't super hungry and figured it was a French restaurant so I ordered a Jumbo Sausage Croissant for 22 HK ($2.83 US) and comes with your choice of brewed coffee or tea, which I upgraded to a Cappuccino for 7 HK ($0.90 US).
Delifrance Jumbo Sausage Croissant
The Jumbo Sausage Croissant is pretty much a hot dog wrapped in a crisp croissant.  It tastes just like you would imagine.  It reminds me of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls wrapped around cocktail wieners but bigger and a little bit better.
Delifrance Cappuccino
The Cappuccino was fine as well.  The froth could have been finer but the coffee wasn't too harsh or burnt tasting.

You can get an idea of what they serve by clicking on the menu below.
Delifrance breakfast menu
This is the last of my Asia Trip posts (unless I end up posting about the more local cuisine that I ate).  I hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed eating it!


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5 comments :

  1. Definitely enjoyed reading about it, I wouldn't mind seeing posts about some of the local fare.

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  2. 1b and 1c is interesting; I'm not familiar with eggs in my pasta.
    Is that common in Asia?

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  3. @Rodzilla: We'll just have to wait and see I guess. A lot of the local cuisine was pretty damn good.

    @TheWarden: I think it's unique to Hong Kong, I went to a typical Hong Kong cafe and a majority of the patrons (including my cousin) had it (or a variation with ramen noodles) for breakfast.

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  4. Noooooooo! The end of Asia trip foods!

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  5. Seeing the Croissant just makes my mouth water. Yummm! There's also an outlet here in Cebu that my family frequents each time we meet for snacks and chat at the local mall.

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