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Oct 24, 2007 08:46 PM

Beard Papa Cream Puff

Wow, cream puff alert! Has anyone tried this new cream puff place that just opened in Richmond BC called Beard Papa, its a franchise from Japan and can be found in US and now in Canada. It is the best puff ever and I was wondering what others thought!

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  1. Never been to the one in BC, but i've been to Beard Papa in Japan, Taiwan, and SF. They are amazing. Glad to see they've finally hit Canada!

    1. Arrrgh! Richmond?! I want to see this in Calgary- I had one in Waikiki and saw God!

      Of course if it opens in Calgary it will be at 256th Ave and 88th St SE....

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      1. re: John Manzo

        too funny.

        sgtoca, do you know where in Richmond? My husband generally refuses to go there because the traffic is such a nightmare, but cream puffs may be incentive enough.

        1. re: alex8alot

          I think it's in the food court in Aberdeen Mall.

          1. re: twinkienic

            yes it is on the 3rd floor Food Court area of Aberdeen Mall. It's a nightmare lineup and parking can be a challenge there but trust me, it will be worth it alex8alot! Here's a pic of my last puff before i inhaled it.

            1. re: sgtoca

              oh dear, maybe I won't even tell my husband... I'll just hijack the car once we land at YVR in December. That picture has me absolutely hellbent. thank you!

              1. re: alex8alot


                This will probably get split to the home cooking board, but if you can't wait till December, I have a recipe that produces amazing results if you're interested, and it's very very simple. Unfortunately, it uses extract and not bean, which is how Beard Papa does it. Havent had a chance to experiment to get the right vanilla flavour yet with bean, but otherwise it tastes the same.

                1. re: yen

                  yes yes yes
                  yen to the rescue yet again
                  although I am a little skeptical about the very very simple
                  by the way, loved the story about your name. pretty uncommon name, but I knew another in my past (shudder shudder)

                  1. re: alex8alot

                    BP Update: Apparently, the Beard Papa @ Aberdeen Mall is currently serving only the Vanilla ones. Chocolate and other flavours arent there yet.

                    Alex... check my profile and get in touch with me there. I'll get you that recipe.

      2. I went to one in SF when I was last there; actually, I went there twice in the span of a few hours since I was in the neighbourhood. It's definitely an excellent cream puff, and there's something sort of awesome about the logo and presentation and so on. 'Twas an enjoyable stumble, indeed.

        That being said, there's a real limit to how much use a cream puff -- no matter how atounding -- is to me; given the choice between Beard Papa and, say, a good taqueria or an Afghan restaurant, or Carolina-style BBQ pit, it's no contest.

        1. I stopped by the Beard Papa in Aberdeen today. The lineup was pretty long (3 lineup turns!) and everyone was buying boxes (limit 1 dozen per customer) but luckily I got through. Later, though, customers weren't so lucky when they ran out of choux pastry and had to wait for more to bake. They only have the original flavour (vanilla) right now. Light, fluffy, tasty! I'm looking forward to trying the other flavours when they get them, especially green tea and earl grey.

          1. Very interesting news, I will definitely have to check it out. That distinct sweet smell, I could pick it out from anywhere. I think the last time I came across it was in their outlet in one of the major departments stores (Hyundai?) in Seoul. When I am in Tokyo next month, I will definitely grab a bit at the Shibuya station store if I miss my Richmond trip.