Tokyo may be renowned for its boisterous izakaya, towering bowls of tempura and high-end sushi, but desserts are not to be missed. Local pastry chefs have a knack for executing traditional French sweets with masterly precision, as well as infusing them with a local twist: matcha croissants, shiso mousse cakes, roast soybean gelato.
The desserts of these accomplished pastry chefs are a showcase of different textures, temperatures and seasonal ingredients, and also tend to tone down the sweetness to allow their natural ingredients to shine. You’ll find the stores all over town, from upmarket Ginza salons to uber-modern neighbourhood haunts.
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