French Pound House has not one, but two types of strawberry shortcake: 'blanc' et 'rouge' (¥632 each). Three strawberries are perched on top of either, but that's where the comparisons end. The white (blanc) version's sponge is lightly soaked with strawberry fruit juice, making for a simple and delicate cake. The red (rouge) on the other hand is a bombshell, with a strawberry juice-infused meringue, plus drops of strawberry booze and kirsch (liquer) for that extra flavour. This is definitely the grown-up version of shortcake.
|Venue name:||French Pound House Yamatomura|
1-4-4 Sugamo, Toshima-ku
|Opening hours:||10am-8pm (until 6pm Dec 1, from 12noon Jan 5), closed Jan 1-4|
|Transport:||Sugamo Station (Yamanote line)|