Yuzu Fantasy

Bisous Ciao Macarons
101 Stanton Street, LES, NYC 

My favorite macaron shop, Bisous Ciao is an adorable macaron boutique in LES. Colorful sweet confections are lined up perfectly in a glass case at the boutique. In addition to their classic flavors (for example, raspberry, pistachio, dark chocolate, salted caramel, and lemon), the new Spring/Summer 2012 flavors have arrived. They are... strawberry, apricot & walnut, mandarin & wasabi(!), and yuzu.

I love Yuzu flavor in general, and Bisous Ciao's new Yusu macaron was such a delightful treat. Yuzu cream with a yuzu marmalade in the center was sandwiched between the crunchy light yellow-orange macarons. It was a perfect one bite to get ready for Spring!

*Yuzu is a sour Japanese citrus fruit, used both for its juice and its aromatic rind, similar to a cross between grapefruit and lime.

LESにあるマカロン専門屋 Bisous Ciao は、NYで私が一番気に入っているマカロン屋さんです。小さな店内には20種類ほどのマカロンたちがガラスのケースの中にきれいに並んでいます。クラッシックなフレバーと言えば、ラズベリー、ピスタチオ、ダークチョコレートなど。どのフレーバーも甘すぎず美味しいので、ついお店に寄ってしまいます。