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A Baking Story Over The Hours; Turtle Bread
May 9, 2019

When it comes to foods, there are a few different types of people. If it is needed to be asserted that would be three categories. The first type; those people eat to live. They are not picky, exacting or grouchy. The foods do not mean a lot to them. That the nurture is only a necessary need of life for the humans to survive when the stomach gives an alarm of hunger, is their common philosophy. It is not something unusual if there is someone like that around you who may even not know about the name of a fruit, vegetable or seasoning. The second type; they live to eat. The people who have been in this category, love eating. They can not stand when there is an appetizing dining table. For them, the day does not start well without a garish breakfast or at least, being awake is not possible before a big cup of morning coffee. A striking feature of this type is to pamper themselves through their favorite meals when in a good mood. Also, ‘no’ is an unavailable word in the vocabulary pool as an answer if there is a dessert offered to them. Lastly, the third type; they live to feed. Differently, from the other two types, these people consider a meal more than only nourishment. For them, it is a kind of exertion, a result of creativity and hard work. Cooking is not just a deed but a form of life. They like to be in the kitchen, learn new recipes, discover different cuisines and make people happy with yummy treats. They know every food has a story behind and they are always curious about these background stories.

I do not know about you but, I am the third type. Cooking means to me so much, particularly baking. Muffins, cupcakes, cookies, buns… This is the sweet side of the foods which makes the tea times tastier. However, the pastry is a very large part of the kitchen. There will always be something new that will catch your interest.

That living in Korea has been providing an opportunity to take the taste of local foods and go into Far East cuisine. Bakeries, cafes and coffee shops (very popularly available everywhere) let you discover Korean flavors. My latest trial is Toujours Bakery.

That is a very nice bakery where you will be served several sorts of pastry. What do you tend to eat among these mouth-watering things? Fancy cakes, colorful macarons, mum touch cookies? All are waiting for you in there, including some interesting traditional Korean tastes. Maybe it is time to try something traditional with green tea or red beans.


Before all, the special one about Toujours Bakery is the turtle bread, their own recipe. The main reason that caused me to be interested in visiting this bakery has been that turtle bread. Because the turtle bread comes from very long cooking adventure. That makes its story very interesting and this baking effort deserves to be appreciated. Not 1 hour, not 2 hours, 3, 4, even 10 hours… Turtle bread is baked for more than 14 hours.


Like in the sleeping beauty story, turtle bread gets an adorable taste, after a long time in the oven. The surface layer is a bit crispy, inside is very soft like cotton candy, its shape resembles turtle’s shell and it tastes awesome with a well-balanced cinnamon flavor.

Overall, for trying a unique pastry, spending time with family or friends in Cheonan, Toujours Bakery could provide gladness to you. Have a great time at Toujours Cafe on the second floor or take it out! It is up to you!

Address: 695-1 Seongjeong-dong, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do

Phone: 041-576-0086

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