[Hong Kong] L'Eclair de Genie - Exquisite Eclairs from Paris

A few months ago, a craze for eclairs descended upon Hong Kong with the arrival of L'Eclair de Genie - a pastry shop from Paris specializing in eclairs and chocolate products from Chef Christophe Adam! The first shop opened in Pacific Place to much fanfare with long queues and eclairs being sold out in a few hours after opening and not long after, the second shop opened in Central at Prince's Building. Both shops are colorful with a big glass display showcasing around 10 unique eclair flavors available at any time with a few small tables for dining on the spot as they offer sandwiches as well. The lines have died down now and I didn't have to line up at all at either shops in Central and Admiralty recently. From the first time I tried these gorgeous eclairs, I was in love! Even though the pastry was a bit soft, the fillings were amazingly rich and gratifying so I couldn't help but get my hands on all of them. After trying out pretty much all of its staple flavors, here's my ranking on the best flavor:

1) Passion Framboise ($38) with passion fruit cream and fresh raspberries
2) Caramel Beurre Sale ($38) with salted caramel mascapone cream
3) Citron Yuzu ($38) with lemon cream, yuzu glazing, suisse meringue and steles
4) Chocolat Grand Cru ($45) with Guanaja 80% chocolate cream and glazing dark chocolate
5) Chocolat Petillant ($45) with Jivaro milky chocolate cream with sparkling sugar
6) Framboise ($45) with raspberry cream, chocolate glazing and crispy raspberry
7) Praline Chocolat Au Lait ($55) with Bahibe chocolate ganache, feuillete praline, thin chocolate leaf and roasted hazelnuts
8) Vanille Pecan ($45) with Madagascar vanilla cream and caramelized pecan nuts
9) Matcha Bambou ($38) with matcha tea cream and choco bambou
10) Marron ($45) with chestnuts cream and chestnuts

Passion Frambroise / Chocolat Grand Cru

Frambroise / Caramel Beurre Sale

Chocolat Petillant / Citron Yuzu / Marron / Vanille Pecan / Matcha Bambou / Praline Chocolat Au Lait 

With seasonal and holiday offerings like Christmas and Chinese New Year special editions, these beautiful eclairs will sure to be a hit as a gift or self indulgence!

L'Eclair de Genie 

Level 2, Pacific Place 
88 Queensway, Admiralty 
Tel: +852 2554 7729

1/F, Prince's Building
10 Chater Road, Central
Tel: +852 2725 3410

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