Though the dessert may have originated from France, Mont Blanc cakes are so beloved in Japan that they can be found at just about every cake shop in Tokyo. Depending on the patisserie, noodles of sweetened chestnut puree may be piped onto a meringue, sponge or biscuit base, and in the centre you’ll find a fluffy whipped cream filling.
Mont Blanc may be a staple dessert year round, but there’s something about the mountain of rich chestnut paste that makes it especially decadent as autumn approaches. Here’s where to find the best Mont Blancs in Tokyo – trust us, these sweet treats are worth braving even the chilliest gusts of wind for.
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