[JAPAN] From New York, Dominique Ansel Bakery now opened in Tokyo!

The winner of Time Out New York’s “Best New Bakery” award in 2012, Dominique Ansel has finally expanded his bakery shop in downtown Tokyo, Japan. Yay! Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo has been opened since the end of June 2015 and we visited this new bakery located in the Shibuya area, straight on the day when we landed in Tokyo after we took a few days of culinary in Osaka. We were so fortunate to come on a weekday, so the queue was not too long that afternoon. Even though there were no seats available on the first floor when we came, but we were still queuing to order while waiting and hoping there were empty tables available after we placed the order.

Exterior Look of DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary Exterior Look at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary Exterior Look at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary The happening spot at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary Long Queue at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary

The colorful macarons, freshly baked croissants, cakes and desserts that’s available on the display caught my eyes, and there’s an open kitchen as well. Though the place is not too big, and there’s nothing special with the interior, it’s pretty comfortable to enjoy the desserts and cakes. There’s also a playful decoration on the wall that looks like a Japan Metro maps but with different names, such as Cronut station, Delights station, DAB station, etc. That’s cute! Ha-ha.. And it turns out, not only cakes and desserts but Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo (DAB Tokyo) also serve a variety of foods in which the upstairs dining area works as a cafe with its own menu.

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Various Sweets at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary Variety of Cakes at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary Spotted Maneki Neko at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary

At first I wanted to try their famous Cronuts, but unfortunately, all Cronuts were sold out already since morning, so we decided to order something else. Of course, the DKA came to mind because it’s also one of the popular items. It’s also recommended by my friend, Gaby who is currently works temporarily in Tokyo until August 2015. I also ended up getting the cute Maneki Neko cake and the most-wanted Frozen S’mores by all DAB customers. Before leaving this place, I had a chance to take a picture with the Executive Chef from the kitchen, but sorry I forgot his name.. Ha-ha..

Me with the Executive Chef at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary

Frozen S'mores, 750 JPY

And here is, the famous and most-wanted Frozen S’mores at Dominique Ansel Bakery. A big honey marshmallow being torched to order, in the open kitchen before being served to the customer. The torched process seems to be an interesting attraction for everyone in the room. Even though it was a bit too sweet for me, but we enjoyed it. There was a custard vanilla ice cream in the center of it, covered with chocolate wafer bits, and served with smoked wood stick. The marshmallow was served warm, chewy and crisp on the outside, but cold and crunchy on the inside. It was absolutely heavenly!

Frozen Smores torched process at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary Frozen Smores at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary

DKA, 550 JPY

The DKA was another favorite. It was like a donut, but with croissant texture. DKA came with a wonderful texture; the flaky crust on the outside with soft dough on the inside. And it wasn’t overly sweet for our personal taste. Simply perfect! A must try!

Famous DKA at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary

Maneki Neko Religieuse, 680 JPY 

I was also tempted to try the Maneki Neko Religieuse from the cake display. The head and the body of the Maneki Neko, which is known as the good luck cat (popular in Japan), filled with yuzu and vanilla cream. So, it’s basically a cream puff pastry. The overall taste was good, but a bit too sweet for my personal liking.

Maneki Neko Yuzu Vanilla at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary

Overall, we had a good time at Dominique Ansel Bakery Japan. The Frozen S’mores and DKA were insanely good. I got advice from the staff, if we want to get the Cronut, we have to come at 8 am, because usually all Cronuts are sold out already at 10 am. However, if you couldn’t get the Cronut, I would highly recommend you to try the Frozen S’mores and DKA! Make sure to put this place on the list of the bakery that you should visit when in Japan.

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Dominique Ansel Bakery (DAB) Tokyo – Japan
5-7-14 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Phone: 03. 3486. 1329
Operation Hours: 08:00 – 19:00
Price Range: starts from 550 JPY
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Me and Andy together at DAB Tokyo by Myfunfoodiary

Author: myfunfoodiary

Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say "Hi". Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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