Sadaharu Aoki is a highly acclaimed patissier I’ve been dying to try since I arrived in Tokyo. If you adore classic teatime pastries the way I do, you’ll definitely find Sadaharu Aoki’s exquisite Matcha Eclairs irresistible. By infusing traditional Japanese ingredients into French pastries, a visit to Sadaharu Aoki is a sweet-tooth culinary adventure for sure!
Excited to try out Sadaharu Aoki’s lovely array of pastries, Mizuha and I embarked on yet another afternoon full of sweets this past week. As usual, we couldn’t decide on just one tea set to get, so what better than a degustation cake sampler? Located in Roppongi Midtown’s B1 Level, Sadaharu Aoki offers a colorful cake sampler if you dine in–a definite worthy splurge. But of course, since summer is the perfect time for kakigori, and I also had my eyes set on the rows of lovely eclairs–we decided to try a little bit of everything!
he Matcha Eclair was creamy and heavenly–if you love green tea flavored pastries, this will definitely be an eclair you’ll want more of! But what really surprised Mizuha and I was Sadaharu Aoki’s Kakigori Rose et Fraise–with pieces of his signature vanilla cookie and fresh cream, I honestly think it was the best Japanese shaved ice I’ve ever had. The cookie bites went well with the cream–kind of like a refreshing take on strawberries and cream, combined with a lovely rose after taste. And as I mentioned above, the degustation cake sampler is a delicious way to try a little bit of everything. If you don’t want to dine in, taking the sweets to go is an easy and popular choice too–don’t forget to get some of the colorful macaroons to go!
Tokyo, I really had such a delicious and fun-filled summer, thank you for your hospitality! Can’t wait for the next time I get to explore all your little alleyways and wonderful foods.
Sadaharu Aoki (Roppongi Midtown)
Address // Tokyo Midtown B1F 9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo
Website // http://www.sadaharuaoki.com