If you thought those cult favourite Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts were a one-hit wonder, think again. The masterminds behind the famed sweet treats are also responsible for another Japanese dessert craze, PAFU. The apple pastry puffs loaded with fuji apple and warm custard have seen perpetual queues since their launch in the Melbourne's QV Centre a couple of years back.
Now, they're coming for you, Brisbane. PAFU's first Queensland store is now open at Coorparoo Square, but it's launching properly on Friday, January 18 — and bringing strawberry pastry puffs with it as well, plus apple and strawberry soft serve.
And you can expect some pretty grand opening celebrations, with free PAFU pastries going to the first 100 customers through the doors, from 11am on the day — and on Saturday, January 19 too. There'll also be free tastings afterwards, plenty of vouchers and merch up for grabs, and a lion dance performance.