After working in the Oakridge area for awhile, I completely forgot that St. Germain Bakery existed inside the mall, and regrettably so. There were a few times over the months where I wanted a snack and settled for something mediocre at Safeway… When I could have had a freshly baked, delicious bun from St. Germain instead!
One thing to note is that it is quite busy here. You take a ticket number and wait for them to call you. If you are ordering a cake or a special order, you can go straight to the cake counter and bypass the line. I found this out after I waited in line for 15 minutes. =___=”
Chocolate mousse cake: It seemed like chocolate was quite popular among my coworkers so I went with this one! It was not your typical chocolate mousse cake. It had some Asian components to it, which isn’t surprising since it is an Asian bakery after all.
The inside had hints of orange flavour and some coconut flakes too. It kept the cake exciting and was unlike any chocolate mousse cake I have had.
Passion fruit cheesecake: On another occasion, we tried the passion fruit cheesecake. The cheesecake was not super heavy and thick. It still had the lightness that Asian cakes are known to have. The passion fruit flavour was delicious and there were some fresh fruit on top too! It was a great quality cake and I wouldn’t hesitate to get it again for a special occasion.
Pineapple bun: A Chinese classic, grew up eating these so it is very comforting! There actually isn’t any pineapple in it though. It’s named pineapple bun due to the shape of the top.
The pineapple bun was delicious. It was light and fluffy and tasted very fresh.
Tuna bun: I got this for the boyfriend to eat after work. This bun is savory instead of sweet. He enjoyed it, the tuna bun was light and fluffy as well.
Hot dog bun: Another one of my favorites! On top of the fluffy bun is cut up sausages and a mix of mayo/cheese and green onion which is baked again for the cheese to melt. There was a generous portion of sausage and the sauce ratio was very satisfying.
There’s no doubt I will be back again for the buns, and maybe also a cake for special occasions!