Pastry: Crisp, buttery, golden, flaky and divine 10/10
Presentation: A large, skinny slice, beautifully cut and dusted heavily 9.5/10
Value for money: $6.50- Pricey, but huge, filling and glutinous 9.5/10
Overall score: 9.75/10
My vanilla slice was a monster; thin, but long and tall and weighty in its build. Layers of beautifully baked golden flaky pastry held together the slice, allowing for easy pickup and efficient big bites. The pastry was so buttery and rich, fresh, crisp and slightly salty - as good as you'll get anywhere. The filling was truly unique and a bit of a game changer. A marbled mixture of vanilla bean eggy custard and folded whipped cream made this thing everything I had hoped for. It was rich, creamy, eggy, and each mouth full was an attack on my taste buds with delicate vanilla bean speckles running throughout the mottled goodness. A generous blizzard of icing sugar finished off this masterpiece.
A quick Q&A:
- Is this the best vanilla slice I've ever eaten? Definitely in line with the best, if not the best (best this year for sure).
- Would I drive another hour just for another? Most definitely, though I would probably eat one and take one away for when I got home.
- Should people stop banging on about the famous Sorrento slice? Not necessarily, but this one is way tastier, cheaper and not impossible to get to because of tourists.