Kurimu Is the New Custard-Filled Cult Favourite Japanese Dessert Making Its Way to Australia

The eclair-style treats from the minds behind Hokkaido Cheese Tarts launch in Melbourne next month.
Libby Curran
June 06, 2019

When it comes to cute Japanese desserts, you just can't hold us Aussies back. First we went nuts for those golden yellow Hokkaido baked cheese tarts. Then we were queuing for hours to get our mitts on the producer's famed Pafu pastry puffs when they also spawned a series of local stores. Now, the same creators (ST Group) are gifting us with yet another buzz-worthy sweet treat, with the Australian debut of Kurimu.

A new Melbourne store will be dedicated entirely to its namesake dessert creation – an éclair-inspired choux pastry, piped full of crème custard and rolled in a nutty crème patisserie topping. Each Kurimu is also filled to order to maximise crispiness and crunch.

Set to open its doors in Melbourne Central mid-July, the new Kurimu store will be pumping out scores of fresh choux treats daily, crafted from local ingredients and baked on-site. The colourful space has been designed by Melbourne architect and design studio T-A Square – the same minds behind the Hokkaido Cheese Tart and Pafu stores – with an open kitchen situation allowing punters to watch their desserts being made.

The Kurimu will be budget-friendly, too, clocking in at $3.90 each or $14.90 for a four-pack.

Following its first Melbourne store, the brand has plans to expand into the rest of the country. Stay tuned for a Kurimu outlet coming your way (hopefully) soon.

Find Kurimu's first Australian store at LG19A, 211 La Trobe Street, Melbourne from mid-July.

Published on June 06, 2019 by Libby Curran
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