Panforte morbido, andato in cielo

Tuesday 20 September 2011, 2.54pm HKT

IF YOU DON’T READ ITALIAN, it means “Panforte morbido, gone to heaven.”

Last year, I wrote a piece about panforte, an Italian confectionary from the Tuscany region and one of my favourites from childhood. (Click the link to read the story and look at the pictures.)

Well, I just wanted to especially update Hong Kong-based readers that Saporito, the only panforte outlet here, has gone out of business since at least last month.

More lovely pictures and words if you click the story’s link [HERE].

For the benefit of our friends overseas who are not hip to Hong Kong, shops opening and liquidating in short order are frequent occurrences here.

Shops mostly last three to five years before they kick the bucket, mainly because of the criminally sky-high rents and insanely short lease terms (three years).

And that, my friends, ultimately caused the loss of my beloved panforte.

© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2011.

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