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-inspired 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 last December.
Now, they've hit Sydney. The Macquarie Centre store launched in June with free pastries — and while you'll have to pay $4.20 per piece now, the flaky fusion desserts are well work handing over a fiver for. Half apple turnover and half Japanese cream puff, these palm-sized pastries are crunchy, creamy and completely moreish.