The latest Le Tao cafe officially opened last week at Central Plaza Lat Phrao and drew a crowd of shoppers with the aromatic fragrance of cheesecake.
The famous Japanese cheesecake and bakery shop arrived in Thailand two years ago, courtesy of Dolnapa Tumwattana and Kwanchai Ongkamongkol, managing directors of DB Group.
The highlight is “Le Tao Pancake”, a tasty confection with a soft texture that cheese lovers can savour in the dessert cafe’s cosy ambience.
Many celebrities attended the launch event, among them actors Varodom “Kimmon” Khemmonta, and Suradet “Bas” Piniwat from “Deun Kiaw Deun” and lent a helping hand in making the pancakes. A Pancake strawberry mix by Kimmon and Pancake chocolate by Bas went on auction and raised Bt50,000 for Siriraj Hospital.
Le Tao, which began its life in from Otaru city on Hokkaido Island in Japan, was established by Kawagoe, who fell in love with the dessert-making culture in the city and took it to other parts of Japan. The brand combines the culture of Japanese dessert-making with Western baking, offering those who love their sweet treats delicious tastes and creamy textures.
The pancake takes up to 10- 15 minutes to bake and is topped with Maple syrup, chocolate or strawberry sauce plus a selection on fruit on request and is served with fresh cream and vanilla ice cream. Other popular desserts include Venezia-baked cheesecake, Jersey Milk Roll, Bin de fromage, fresh cheese served in a cup, Otaru Rue Ironai Fromage, cookies stuffed with cheese, Premier Maalu Chocolat Au Lait, Premier Maalu Chocolat Blanc and Royale Montagne Darjeeling.
Other branches can be found at Siam Paragon, The EmQuartier, and Central Bang Na.