Princi, Soho, London
Very good profiterole - a crusty shell that snaps very gently on the teeth, rather than crumbling away. Good cream filling with a nice scent of vanilla.
Enjoyed the milk bread too - a brioche-like bun. I selected the plain version topped with little puffs of sugar (they also sell ones with sunflower seeds, or raisins, or chocolate chips). Airy interior, good puffy texture, tender and a faint sweetness.
Pistachio mousse was not particularly special, but wasn't bad. A pleasant nutty flavour, with the distinctive buttery taste of the pistachio, although I wouldn't ind more intensity. Well contrasted with the tangy berry top. But the texture of the mousse was too wobbly and stiff (too much gelatin?) when it could have been dense and gorgeously creamy.
Decent fruit tart and chocolate/walnut cake with fairly moist crumb.
A reasonable number of savoury items, lots of thick crusted pizza, a bunch of milanese dishes like chicken in breadcrumbs and osso bucco. Mozzarella in the salads looked good from torn edges that suggest a good balance of the stingy/lumpy texture.
I knew you'd make it there! I had the courgette pizza (delicious), ham and cresenza pizza (also good), passionfruit cheesecake (heavenly), lemon cheesecake (not quite as nice and a bit soft in texture). Others ordered the courgette fritters, cauliflower in bechamel sauce, four cheeses pizzas, buffalo mozzarella salad - all very good. Looking forward to trying the meatballs with olives and the raspberrry and pistachio cake (not sure if cheesecake or just cake)...
I've reviewed the place, with plenty of food photos. There was even an Alan Yau lookalike when I was there!
Helen Yuet Ling Pang