Bubble Pi baking arts is a tiny Asian bakery on a somewhat unfortunate stretch of Murray Avenue. I say unfortunate because parking is tricky around there and it’s on the steep slope of the hill. I am lazy and don’t want to walk far to my car, much less up a hill. I had an appointment at Eyetique, two doors away, and it was perfect timing to check out Bubble Pi.
Many of the pastries were unfamiliar to me. I have been told that Lin, the owner, is Taiwanese, but that her baked goods cover many different Asian countries. Basically, I didn’t know what a lot of the stuff was, and I was shy about asking her a lot of questions. She happily suggested that I try the fresh out of the oven cookies. I did get one (and I swear I took a picture of it, but I have no idea what happened to the picture…), and it was chewy and chocolaty and very delicious.
Wanting to branch out into something less familiar, I picked this pastry. I have no idea what it was….
It was DELICIOUS. It was like nothing I have ever tasted before, and I loved it. It was a savory pastry with a little tang to it. This pastry for sure was worth the hassle of parking on that annoying sloped section of Murray Avenue. Sometimes a blind leap of faith has great results.
In chatting with friends after my visit, I’ve been told that the Japanese Cheesecake is also excellent. I’m going to have to stop in again soon and just buy a bunch of stuff. Who cares whether I know what it is? It’s bound to be good.