I few years ago I visited New York City’s Dominique Ansel Bakery at the height of the Cronut’s popularity. People were standing in line during the wee hours of the morning, before sunrise, so that they could then resell the coveted Cronut for $50+ on Craigslist. Yeah, we weren’t down for that. Instead, we opted for a late afternoon visit with no Cronut’s in sight. Luckily, Ansel opened a shop in the very trendy Omotesando area of Shibuya in Tokyo in 2015 which made it a lot easier for me to taste a DAB Cronut. Let’s check out Dominique Ansel in Omotesando, Tokyo!
As soon I entered I saw this: selfie time with the DAB torched Frozen S’more.
It was a lively crowd…and no insane fanatics like at the NYC bakery.
So many sweet goodies!
I decided to try the DAB brunch set menu. Here’s the set menu for the day…
A watermelon soup to start with and salad on the side.
This was the DAB Cubano Sandwich.
The set menu came with a tiny chocolate brownie…
But let’s be real, we had to do dessert right… I couldn’t leave without trying a Cronut…so I tried two. First, the Pêche de Vigne Cronut…this peach is a “late summer treat in France.”
A Cherry Cronut filled with DAB cherry jam and coconut ganache.
And then we had the Mr. Roboto, Ansel’s take on the popular konbini melonpan…but this is no ordinary melonpan. The inside is filled with hojicha, black sugar cream.
And the torched Frozen S’more! I had one of these in New Yok City…but couldn’t resist another in Japan. I did resist taking a selfie with it, though.
This is Harinezumi, DAB’s little chocolate hedgehog! He’s made with hazelnut chocolate praline mousse and coffee milk chocolate mousse on a soft hazelnut dacquoise cake. So cute…still ate it.
The cookie shot is a must try…seriously, you need this in your life. We all need a little Dominique Ansel in our lives 🙂
Dominique Ansel Bakery
Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, 渋谷区Jingumae, 5 Chome−７−１４
Hours: 10:00am – 7:00pm