There are people in this world who love sweet baked goods, and there are people who get more excited about savory tastes. Both types unfailingly rave after a visit to Fuji Bakery. This French-meets-Japanese bakery opened in the International District last year (the bakery has been in Bellevue since 2009).
Owner Akihiro Nakamura found pastry chef Takahito Hirai, 27, in Tokyo—quite a find considering Hirai honed his pastry skills at Tokyo’s Château Restaurant Joël Robuchon, which has three Michelin stars.
Fuji’s delights include a curry-filled bun coated in panko bread crumbs ($3), cube-shaped brioche filled with wild salmon ($2), delicate “cookie bread” flavored with lemon and vanilla ($2), chocolate brioche ($1.35) and a milk stick ($1.50) that looks like a breadstick, until you bite in and discover it’s filled with house-made vanilla cream.
526 S King St.