Dominique Ansel Bakery
Having already established himself in the big apple, this award winning baker brought his A game to one of the most exciting hubs in Tokyo, Shibuya. A little hidden in one of the alleys but with the help of clear signage, we easily tracked down this place.
Patisserie Sadahara Aoki
Tokyo bred and having perfected his crafts in Paris, Sadahara Aoki was a much sought after patissier by the likes of Chanel, Kenzo and Christian Dior just to name a few. He aims to constantly improve what he brings to the market - talk about dedication!
I have visited both his Taipei and Paris outlet before and could not wait to get my hands on his goods here in Tokyo. Conveniently located in Isetan, we managed with takeaways and boy, were they good midnight treats to sink our teeth into;9
Patisserie Hidemi Sugino
A little quiet achiever that he is, Hidemi Sugino has actually accomplished quiet a feat throughout his career. Situated in Ginza, his cakes are extremely delicate to the point whereby consumption after 2 hours out of the fridge is the biggest sin one could ever commit.
We waited for a good 30 minutes before we were seated and boy, was there a line up. No pictures allowed and do be mindful of the quiet surrounding.
Beautifully decorated with a brightly lit up entrance, it is hard to miss this dessert cafe. As we descended the spiral steps, my eyes caught the sight of an interesting bookshelf that is the door to the restrooms. Talk about creativity and mystery!
Now if you don't want to sit around or wait for a seat, which might take ages, the next best thing would be a cheesecake tart. I was skeptical initially but the sister convinced me to give it a try.
We bought the matcha flavoured and original flavoured mini tarts. For a small price, they were sensational. Warm, slightly gooey in the middle and oh so creamy, this is a must have in Japan. So do yourself a favour;)