Jean-Paul Hevin, Shanghai

Shanghai is a massive city and there are a lot of patisseries and chocolatiers here. However, over the past five months, I have discovered that most of them are of a lower standard when compared to those overseas. A lot of them look nice on the outside, sporting the Parisian-Lauduree decor and beautiful packaging, but their products are fundamentally flawed in the taste department.

So I am always excited when I come across a good local patisserie, or an International brand when I’m exploring Shanghai. Today, I will be talking about my experience at Jean-Paul Hevin.

Jean-Paul Hevin

Jean-Paul Hevin

The shop is dimly lit with a circular display case. I think they could have displayed their products a bit better. They had a lot more macarons in the display case but they were still in the plastic boxes. Initially I thought they sold ‘chocorons’ (macarons dipped in chocolate) but I was disappointed to find that they were just macaron cases.

Chocolate Macaron

Chocolate Macaron

Half of their display case were of macarons so I had to try one. The shell is not of the best quality. As you can see from the photo above, the shell is obviously not crispy, possibly a bit soft. I’m guessing this would be due to the humidity of the oven being too high.

Chocolate Macaron

Chocolate Macaron

Overall though, the taste of the macaron was excellent. I personally am not a fan of milky chocolate flavours, and this one had a slight milky taste. I would have preferred a stronger chocolate flavour since this was a dark chocolate macaron. The centre was chewy but this macaron could definitely do with a crispier shell.

Coffee and Lychee praline

Coffee and Lychee praline

Given that they’re a famous chocolatier, I couldn’t walk away without trying two of their best selling flavours: Coffee and Lychee.

Lychee Praline

Lychee Praline

This was easily my favourite item out of the three that I tried that day. The fruity taste was so intense, loved it!

Coffee Praline

  Coffee Praline

This coffee praline was a slight disappointment, it was good chocolate and it had great coffee flavour infused but I feel that it needed to have a stronger chocolate flavour.

 

Jean-Paul Hevin Chocolatier (静安嘉里店)

NB1-13 Kerry Centre, 1515 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai
南京西路1515号嘉里中心(近常德路)
51212228

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Jean-Paul Hevin, Shanghai

  1. Ew! That macaron looks so off! I gotta say I really like his macarons that you can get in Tokyo. They always look pristine though! Obviously the Shanghai one is in want of more stringent quality control. Love his chocolates as well BUT, unfortunately, I find his cakes a big letdown.

      • You should try complaining, like maybe on the JPH Facebook site, or find a contact form on their website & send them the photo. I really doubt they’d be happy with their Shanghai staff selling things that look that horrible. Maybe you’ll get a huge JPH gift hamper by way of apology! 😀
        I don’t think you’re missing out TBH, but of course it would be nice if you could at least try & see for yourself. I do love his chocolate mousse, & I like some of the ice creams, but like, cakes proper, nooo…
        By the way, your avatar photo has disappeared?!

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