Food Porn of the week: This isn’t part of the Fleurir Collection, since they’re all failures, but it still looks good enough to eat.
Sayuri is having a hard time with her cream puffs. Even though it still looks good and edible, it’s not as crispy as the one Gil-sensei made. I understand her frustrations. Unlike regular cakes and pastries, cream puffs like this need to use the stove top first and then the oven or fryer. I’ve always wanted to try making them, but it does look hard.
I do like how she isn’t willing to quit or give up, instead she she still wants to keep trying. Her determination is strong, but her friend can’t take another bite since she’s already gained 1.89 kilograms since she came to the school.
The two split up and Sayuri runs into the next bishie sensei on the harem list. Mitsuki-sensei! He’s drawing pictures for inspiration for the next dish that he’ll make. He shows Sayuri his drawings, which to be honest look really good.
I wouldn’t mind eating those dishes and I actually like the way he comes up with his ideas. He’s a planner, which is something you need to do when making sweets of any kind. If you’re only doing simple things, you don’t need to plan like this, but the real big guns do. I remember watching Kings of Pastry and the amount of planning that these guys went through is similar to this.
Mitsuki-sensei notices the bag Sayuri is holding, so he tells her that he’ll try her pastries and give her his professional opinion. She readily agrees and hands him a cream puff. Without tasting it, he tells her that the cream is fine, but the pastry needs some work. She’s pleased that he’s able to understand what she did wrong and it makes her want to take his chocolate class even more. Not only because of his professional skill, but what she saw at his shop the last time she went.
Last time, his brothers had a funny look on their face when Mitsuki-sensei was mentioned. This time, Mitsuki-sensei has a look on his face when she starts talking about the shop and his brother. It turns out that he feels like his brothers have a great deal of talent while he’s the underachiever of their family. He’s about to say more, but Sayuri quickly stands up and says that he definitely isn’t an underachiever. She also asks him never to say anything sad like that again.
Because of her words, Mitsuki-sensei decides to repay her kindness by getting up close and personal with her. These teachers, they really have no sense of boundaries when it comes to their students. I almost expected the Head Teacher to come by and start screaming, “ILLEGAL SEXUAL RELATIONS!” again. At this point, I don’t think we can blame her for always thinking that way.
Even though he knows he shouldn’t, he leans in close and whispers that he’ll teach her a few tricks to making cream puffs. Not now though, sometime in the future when he’s good and ready. For now, him leaning in and talking to her is enough of a gift for little Sayuri. Once he’s done whispering sweet nothings into her ear, he calmly walks away leaving her shocked and incredibly red.
She falls to the ground and comments on his smell. In case you’re wondering, he smells like cacao…which makes perfect sense since he’s usually surrounded by chocolate.
At this point, all of the bishies have arrived. At least, I think they have. But you know what we haven’t seen yet, one of the bishies getting jealous that another bishie is talking to Sayuri. So the episode ends with Ryou seeing what happened and walking away with an annoyed look on his face. Don’t worry Ryou, Mochi is on your side since that is the only safe option for Sayuri to go with. Well, at least till graduation. After that happens it’s a free for all!
The episode isn’t as good as the others, but it’s fine for what it delivered. Even though this is a reverse harem and not something I would normally watch, I find myself looking forward to each episode. The story is typical harem stuff, but I love the food. Even though the food here wasn’t as good as the others, it still looks delicious and kind of makes me want to go try making some cream puffs.
My whisk broke though, so that may make this job a lot harder. But no matter!