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I have been stalking K-Vincent website religiously for a couple of weeks now because they are one of the most elusive patisseries I know of! That’s because they only open for business a few days per month and will release opening dates randomly. I finally managed to drop by on one such rare occasion (yay!), queued for almost an hour (nay!), and snagged three cakes — Chocolate Amer, Chocolate Mille-feuille, and the biggest Mont Blanc ever. All are good though not outstanding, handmade and rustic in looks (not super refined), and I guess this is a valuable lesson of diminishing returns as my eyes are way bigger than my stomach and I couldn’t finish them all, sob.

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Ok I wasn’t intending to eat cakes today (it’s eat-clean Monday!) but I had to go to the bank in Shinjuku and you know, Isetan with the Mont St Clair pop-up booth is so near. Couldn’t resist sugar, I’m weak like that haha. This time I found a stunning gem in the orange mont blanc cake! Oh my, so glad I tried this (the guy before me bought the last one yesterday so this is fate!!), the balance between chestnut and citrusy orange is incredibly delicate. There’s also a hazelnut cake in the background but it pales in comparison because chestnut wins anytime!

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Cassis in mont blanc? I tried one such combination from Patisserie Jun Ujita パティスリー ジュンウジタ and it was surprisingly good. Slightly tart berry flavour, sweet chestnut puree, moist almond frangipane-ish base, sweet tooth satisfied! Worth trying if you see his cakes popping up at Shinjuku Takashimaya food hall; otherwise his main patisserie is quite far out of the main Tokyo area and I’m not in a hurry to head there.

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5 cakes for 2 girls — that’s what happens when foodies-with-sweet-tooth meet. Really pleased with the calories spent at Pâtisserie Asako Iwayanagi パティスリ アサコ イワヤナギ, a chic neighbourhood boutique shop with beautifully crafted desserts. It’s impossible to choose a favourite out of the houjicha-raspberry tart (a surprising combi!), nutty chocolate slice, pistachio-cherry cake, and matcha-white chocolate terrine. I’m not a fan of sakura desserts but the sakura mont blanc is too pretty to miss.

Guess what, even after 5 cakes, I didn’t feel full at all. That’s the beauty of Japanese desserts — always so light yet satisfyingly rich in flavours.

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You can’t tell from the photo but I bought this cake specially for hanami (sakura viewing) at Ueno Park this afternoon hahaha. Even though the park was so crowded, I felt thankful as I enjoyed one of my all-time favourite cakes. I first tried this chocolate mont blanc from Chocolatier Palet D’or ショコラティエ パレ ド オール with K in Osaka late last year and it’s a no-brainer; if you like chocolate and if you like chestnut, you will like this! I definitely do.

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Incorporating vegetables in cakes? Now that’s Libertable taking “healthy living” to the next level. There’s a few funky flavours such as pistachio with dill (or fennel, I can’t tell), caramel with sake, and apple with foie gras. My mont blanc came with porcini mushroom and thankfully the latter was more subtle than in-your-face to complement the sweet chestnut. I didn’t fall in love with it; it was forgettable and the meringue base could be crispier.

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