July 24, 2017
Congratulations to Dominique Ansel for winning the 2017 World’s Best Pastry Chef…and congratulations to us for going to his bakery in Tokyo to try out some of his yummy creations.
It’s pretty clear why the creator of the cronut (that’s donut + croissant) won his title. The creativity in the bakery and constant fresh preparation of ingredients is transparent the minute you walk into the shop and gaze upon all his adorable creations. From hedgehog shaped cakes to apples that are actually pain au chocolate, there are a million things to try when you hit this place up. Their Japanese instagram page has frequent updates on what limited and new items are available, so I recommend checking it out before you head over.
They have their flagship store in NYC but when I looked up what they were serving, I saw that the Tokyo shop had some special items unable to be tasted while in NYC. OOOHHHHH I love me some limited edition food items! OH BOY OH BOY!
The watermelon ice cream sandwich aka the What-a-melon was fantastic for a hot muggy day. Clean watermelon tasting ice cream that didn’t have an overly sweet flavour. The salt with the watermelon was delicious and made for a different taste experience all together. We should have had one slice each. Regreeeeet!
Didn’t loooove the corn ice cream but it wasn’t terrible. It was just…corn…ice cream….soooooo yeah. The frozen smore is available in the NYC location as it is one of his more popular creations along with the “cookie shot” and the “blooming hot chocolate” and I can see why. Holy moly was that delicious. It was just the right amount of ice cream mixed with chocolate and the warm marshmallow. As a marshmallow fan, sometimes it can be too much to eat a whole marshmallow but a hollowed out marshmallow? Fantastic! ANOTHER!!! Martina smashes her mug on the floor and gets kicked out.
So some info on the location. It is only a 5 minute walk from Omotesando Station and has two floors. The first is only for cafe items and the 2F is for savoury food. They told us we couldn’t take the ice cream upstairs but we had already grabbed seats on the 1F so it was no problem. There is an elevator that takes you to 2F so it is wheelchair/baby stroller accessible! You can also make reservations for the upstairs online via their website and I saw an adorable picnic basket meal that looked amazing. I’ll have to go back…
If you’re interested in visiting this exciting bakery, here is the address for their Omotesando location (the one we visited):
〒150-0001 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingūmae, 5 Chome−７−14
And lastly, we’ve got some extra scenes below if you’re up for them :D