ELLE Cafe Serves The Cutest Bonbon Parfaits!
You might have heard of this booming trend from Korea, called the "bonbon parfait". It's an incredibly cute parfait served with tons of fresh fruits. The trend is finally catching up in Japan and ELLE Cafe was the first to make it happen. We came to try the strawberry bonbon parfait for ourselves!
A bonbon parfait...?
"Bonbon" meaning candy in French.
The fruit tower-like bonbon parfait
In Japan, this trend has already caught up and bonbon parfait is basically a fruit tower.
ELLE Cafe is said to be the first to bring this trend to Japan and their beautiful parfaits have been posted on Instagram a lot. Let's take a closer look at this beautiful dessert.
Strawberry Bonbon is Instalicious
How beautiful is the presentation though!
There are three flavours to choose from: strawberry, polyphenol and mango; also there are two sizes to choose from regular size (¥1,800) & healthy size (¥1,500).
All the vitamins! They use about a whole pack of strawberries to make a parfait
Also, the smoothie is made with cream and more strawberries. So in other words, that's a lot of strawberries and you'll probably be full from all the delicious fruits!
Made with probiotic yogurt
The smoothie has a nice and subtle coconut milk taste, which bring a nice sweetness.
The yoghurt adds a nice taste to the smoothie as it cancels out some of the sweetness.
Only 200 calories?!
But this parfait is made with non-GMO soymilk whipped cream.
Because of that, the Bonbon Parfait is actually much lower in calories than a regular parfait.
It's only about 220 calories.
Although it has a rich taste, it's rather low in calories. That's a good reason to have another one I suppose!
ELLE Cafe Aoyama: Healthy & Beauty
ELLE Cafe is produced by ELLE magazine and now has three stores in Tokyo: in Aoyama, in Shibuya and in Roppongi.
The cafe has a nice and comfortable atmosphere and it's not intimidating to go by yourself.
- Lili Wanderlust
- I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.