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NIKO NEKOxLADURÉE




NIKO NEKOxLADURÉE


INTRODUCTION TO LADURÉE




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Ladurée

Most famously known for its double-decker macaron, Ladurée is a world renowned French sweets and pastry house. Since its creation in 1862, the store sells around 15,000 of its signature macarons every day. The interior of the stores are more than just a pastry house, instead you will find a luxurious tea salon to indulge your time in -- preserving the 20th century Parisian luxury lifestyle.



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Matcha in the Parisian Tea Room

Now, Ladurée invites the taste of matcha to their menu, bringing new flavours to the Parisian tea room. An innovator of fine teas and pastries, Ladurée upholds the afternoon tea culture, and collaboration with Niko Neko produces a harmony like no other. The blend of these two brands complement each other to bring a simple yet refined experience, in the best way possible.




INTRODUCTION TO LADURÉE




01



Ladurée


Most famously known for its double-decker macaron, Ladurée is a world renowned French sweets and pastry house. Since its creation in 1862, the store sells around 15,000 of its signature macarons every day. The interior of the stores are more than just a pastry house, instead you will find a luxurious tea salon to indulge your time in — preserving the 20th century Parisian luxury lifestyle.

02



Matcha in the Parisian Tea Room


Now, Ladurée invites the taste of matcha to their menu, bringing new flavours to the Parisian tea room. An innovator of fine teas and pastries, Ladurée upholds the afternoon tea culture, and collaboration with Niko Neko produces a harmony like no other. The blend of these two brands complement each other to bring a simple yet refined experience, in the best way possible.



MR DAVID HOLDER’S SPECIAL VISIT



01



Personal Visit to the Store


On the 19th November 2019, Mr David Holder, owner of Ladurée made a special visit in person to Niko Neko The Concept Store, Bangsar. Mr Holder’s main purpose in Kuala Lumpur was to attend Ladurée’s 2nd year anniversary, which was where he had coincidentally sampled one of our collaboration pieces. As a matcha lover himself, the delightful taste had brought him to stop by our humble store.

02



Matcha Omakase Session


An omakase session was conducted to allow Mr Holder to taste a variety of matcha flavours at Niko Neko. Before we started, we first shared with him about the different qualities of matcha tea that can be found, as well as some tips on how to store matcha powder at home. During this time, he had also revealed to us his usual morning routine which involved preparing matcha tea with proper utensils.

03



Welcoming the Guest


To welcome Mr Holder as our guest, traditional REN matcha tea was prepared in front of him. It is a Japanese tea ceremony tradition for the host to serve tea to the guest, as a sense of hospitality and respect. The tea was served alongside with matcha crunch cube, a sweet dessert to balance out the bitterness of the tea.

04



Introducing a Variety of Tastes


The second drink served was an unsweetened iced REN latte. As he mentioned that he is a vegetarian, we prepared the drink with soy milk to suit his dairy-free preference. Of course, as it was Mr Holder’s first time in Malaysia we couldn’t miss out on letting him try our local flavours infused in our signature drink; the Budak Melaka. This matcha mocktail recipe combines YURI matcha with gula melaka and dehydrated coconut shreds reminiscent of the Malay dessert “onde-onde”.

05



Finding His Favourite


Next up was the houjicha cheesecake, a collaboration between Niko Neko and The Tokyo Restaurant. The soft, gooey texture and deep houjicha flavour were present together as he took a bite. Finally, he was served the ice GENMAICHA latte with soy milk. His eyes lit up with delight, a sign that it quickly became his personal favourite.

06



Chasen Gift


After the omakase session, Mr Holder received a special chasen (bamboo whisk) as a token of gratitude and respect for visiting our store. The chasen was carefully hand-carved by a master of the chasen art, Tango Tanimura who continues to preserve a 500 year-old tradition at Nara, Japan to this day. With only five of these chasens specially-made for Niko Neko, it is a gift that reflects the true appreciation for matcha.



COLLABORATION PIECES




DRINKS



01



Matcha Latte


In collaboration with Ladurée, Niko Neko’s classic recipe of YURI matcha latte is made available at Ladurée Malaysia’s stores. Matcha lovers can now enjoy an afternoon tea session with a cup of matcha latte and Ladurée’s signature pastries.

02



Strawberry Compote Matcha Latte


To celebrate the Christmas season, Niko Neko developed a Ladurée-inspired matcha latte recipe. This latte includes Ladurée’s home-made strawberry jam, which creates a layer of red and green perfect for the Christmas mood. Incorporating Ladurée’s own flavour to the drink, the Strawberry Compote Matcha Latte brings out a charming new flavour as well as signifying a meaningful collaboration for both parties.

Together with Matcha Mini Cake and Matcha Sablé, the Strawberry Compote Matcha Latte is served as part of a Christmas set at the Niko Neko store.



PASTRIES



01



Collaboration Pastries


While in the kitchen, head patisserie chef of Ladurée Malaysia developed two types of matcha pastries using YURI / Matcha powder by Niko Neko. These matcha pastries were successfully created and approved by Ladurée Paris for this special season.

02



Matcha Sablé


Coated with YURI / Matcha infused with white chocolate, the Matcha Sablé is baked until it achieves that crumbly yet melts-in-your-mouth texture. This simple and elegant cookie-like pastry is served at both Niko Neko and Ladurée Malaysia stores.

03



Matcha Mini Cake


Created for matcha fans to enjoy, the Matcha Mini Cake is a moist and soft texture madeleine cake with an intense matcha flavour. It is baked using extra YURI / Matcha to achieve that deep matcha aftertaste and is available exclusively at the Niko Neko store.

04



The Gift Box


In anticipation for the gift-giving season, customers are also able to buy the Matcha Mini Cake and Matcha Sablé as a set together in a Christmas Gift Box. For a personal touch, the Christmas Gift Box includes a message card in which customers can send their heartfelt message to their loved ones.


Order Laduree x Niko Neko / Gift Box


Shop here



MR DAVID HOLDER'S SPECIAL VISIT



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01

Personal Visit to the Store

On the 19th November 2019, Mr David Holder, owner of Ladurée made a special visit in person to Niko Neko The Concept Store, Bangsar. Mr Holder's main purpose in Kuala Lumpur was to attend Ladurée’s 2nd year anniversary, which was where he had coincidentally sampled one of our collaboration pieces. As a matcha lover himself, the delightful taste had brought him to stop by our humble store.


02

 Matcha Omakase Session

An omakase session was conducted to allow Mr Holder to taste a variety of matcha flavours at Niko Neko. Before we started, we first shared with him about the different qualities of matcha tea that can be found, as well as some tips on how to store matcha powder at home. During this time, he had also revealed to us his usual morning routine which involved preparing matcha tea with proper utensils.


03

Welcoming the Guest

To welcome Mr Holder as our guest, traditional REN matcha tea was prepared in front of him. It is a Japanese tea ceremony tradition for the host to serve tea to the guest, as a sense of hospitality and respect. The tea was served alongside with matcha crunch cube, a sweet dessert to balance out the bitterness of the tea.

04

Introducing a Variety of Tastes

The second drink served was an unsweetened iced REN latte. As he mentioned that he is a vegetarian, we prepared the drink with soy milk to suit his dairy-free preference. Of course, as it was Mr Holder’s first time in Malaysia we couldn’t miss out on letting him try our local flavours infused in our signature drink; the Budak Melaka. This matcha mocktail recipe combines YURI matcha with gula melaka and dehydrated coconut shreds reminiscent of the Malay dessert “onde-onde”.


05

Finding His Favourite

Next up was the houjicha cheesecake, a collaboration between Niko Neko and The Tokyo Restaurant. The soft, gooey texture and deep houjicha flavour were present together as he took a bite. Finally, he was served the ice GENMAICHA latte with soy milk. His eyes lit up with delight, a sign that it quickly became his personal favourite.

06

Chasen Gift

After the omakase session, Mr Holder received a special chasen (bamboo whisk) as a token of gratitude and respect for visiting our store. The chasen was carefully hand-carved by a master of the chasen art, Tango Tanimura who continues to preserve a 500 year-old tradition at Nara, Japan to this day. With only five of these chasens specially-made for Niko Neko, it is a gift that reflects the true appreciation for matcha.





COLLABORATION PIECES




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DRINKS



01

Matcha Latte

In collaboration with Ladurée, Niko Neko’s classic recipe of YURI matcha latte is made available at Ladurée Malaysia’s stores. Matcha lovers can now enjoy an afternoon tea session with a cup of matcha latte and Ladurée’s signature pastries.


02

Strawberry Compote Matcha Latte

To celebrate the Christmas season, Niko Neko developed a Ladurée-inspired matcha latte recipe. This latte includes Ladurée’s home-made strawberry jam, which creates a layer of red and green perfect for the Christmas mood. Incorporating Ladurée’s own flavour to the drink, the Strawberry Compote Matcha Latte brings out a charming new flavour as well as signifying a meaningful collaboration for both parties.

Together with Matcha Mini Cake and Matcha Sablé, the Strawberry Compote Matcha Latte is served as part of a Christmas set at the Niko Neko store.





Pastries




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01

Collaboration Pastries

While in the kitchen, head patisserie chef of Ladurée Malaysia developed two types of matcha pastries using YURI / Matcha powder by Niko Neko. These matcha pastries were successfully created and approved by Ladurée Paris for this special season.


02

Matcha Sablé

Coated with YURI / Matcha infused with white chocolate, the Matcha Sablé is baked until it achieves that crumbly yet melts-in-your-mouth texture. This simple and elegant cookie-like pastry is served at both Niko Neko and Ladurée Malaysia stores.



03

Matcha Mini Cake

Created for matcha fans to enjoy, the Matcha Mini Cake is a moist and soft texture madeleine cake with an intense matcha flavour. It is baked using extra YURI / Matcha to achieve that deep matcha aftertaste and is available exclusively at the Niko Neko store.


04

The Gift Box

In anticipation for the gift-giving season, customers are also able to buy the Matcha Mini Cake and Matcha Sablé as a set together in a Christmas Gift Box. For a personal touch, the Christmas Gift Box includes a message card in which customers can send their heartfelt message to their loved ones.


Order Laduree x Niko Neko / Gift Box


Shop here