It’s been 18 months since my last visit to Patisserie Jin. We just had an unsatisfying meal at a nearby restaurant, and thought we would fill ourselves up by paying this place a visit. A glance of the menu indicated nothing much had changed in terms of their dessert offerings. There’s the fondant, apple tartin, crepes, pancakes, churros, creme brulee, and a range of smaller desserts behind the cabinet.
The establishment is nice and spacious, and very well layed out. It’s exactly how it looked during my last visit. I did think the cushioned seating is much better than the other variety on offer. There is plenty of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows, although they do like to keep one blind down because it has the signage on it.
For dessert, I had the Creme Brulee which did take a good 25 minutes to come out. The amount of creme brulee was rather conservative as it’s depth was only half a dessert spoon. The top of the creme brulee had a nice golden brown crust, however, it was a little thick for my liking. The consistency was smooth and delicate, but there wasn’t enough of it.
The dessert was served with two wafers which I suspect came straight out of a packet. It came with a rich chocolate cream which really didn’t complement the creme brulee in any way.
My friend had the Strawberry Crepes which she said was well executed. The crepes were light and fluffy, and the chocolate sauce was generously applied. They were a little conservative with the strawberries, but the scoop of delicious strawberry ice cream made up for it.
The staff were friendly but the service was a bit slow. In my previous review, I thought the dessert serving sizes were a bit small for the $12.50 price tag, and I still think they are. The Creme Brulee I had just wasn’t that well executed.
WHERE: 241 Unley Rd, Malvern