More than 300 Beard Papa locations around the world — Taiwan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore… This store is inside the Little Tokyo Shopping Center in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA.

Beard Papa's Puff Pastries in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles

The mascot of Beard Papa is based on the grandfather of founder Yuji Hirota, who grew up  with cream puffs or “choux cream” in Osaka, Japan. The name of the company is Muginoho, which is privately held.

Cream puffs are very delicate must be eaten immediately! If refrigerated, they may keep for close to 24 hours. The filling is a mixture of custard and whipped cream, with no preservatives added.

Ingredients include: whole milk, heavy cream, evaporated milk, wheat flour, corn starch, granulated sugar, pasteurized eggs, margarine, unsalted butter, shortening

Beard Papa’s Cream Puff flavors and variants: Original Vanilla, Green Tea, Earl Grey Tea, Strawberry, Choclate, Coffee, Pumpkin and Eclair

Other treats you can buy at Beard Papa: Mochi Ice Cream (vanilla, strawberry, green tea and espresso flavors), Mango Ice Shower (shaved ice topped with mango chunks), Cheesecake, Vanilla Custard, Fondant au Chocolate (they spell it with an E) and Mont-Blanc (French chestnut cream layered on vanilla custard, available only during the winter).

Price: about $2 for a cream puff

Address: 333 S Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Telephone Number: (213) 620-0710. Credit Cards accepted.

* There is now a Beard Papa’s at the Madang Mall in Koreatown.