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Indulging in Matcha Eclairs at Sadaharu Aoki 青木定治

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!

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Gorgeous storefront of Sadaharu Aoki in Roppongi Midtown’s B1 Level

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Afternoon Tea with Sadaharu Aoki’s French-Japanese fusion sweets is truly sweet-tooth wonderland

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With branches in Paris, Taipei, and Tokyo, Sadaharu Aoki creates a wonderful balance between simplicity & presentation, alongside taste & quality.

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Kakigori Rose Et Fraise–with hidden cookie bites inside, this was by far the best take on Japanese shaved ice I’ve ever had!

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The lovely Matcha Eclair

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The Matcha custard is a phenomenal mix between classic French custard and traditional Japanese flavors

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The gorgeous Degustation Cake Sampler only available if you dine in–definitely worth it since you get to sample the various cakes, macarons, and cookies

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My delicious afternoon tea set with an ice latte–indulging in sweets is such a lovely luxury

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We just couldn’t resist getting the degustation cake sampler to share on top of everything else!

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.

eatprayjade x.

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And lastly, a gorgeous view of Tokyo Tower–it’s been a delicious ride Tokyo! Thank you for your hospitality and until next time!

Sadaharu Aoki (Roppongi Midtown)
Address // Tokyo Midtown B1F 9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo
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  1. I’m so glad that I came across this post, but I also regret it at the same time as I really want to try all these pastries now! They look delicious! I like how the cakes are bite size so you can try lots of different types without getting too full 🙂

  2. I recently tried the matcha éclair from this exact place too! C’est parfait!

    • indeed! c’est parfait! I dropped by your blog just now and I agree, Rokurinsha’s tsukemen is phenomenal indeed! Actually, Omotesando Koffee is one of my favorite gems in Tokyo 🙂 it’s best when there are few people and you can make small chat with Eiichi the barista and sit in the minimalist yard in peace.

      • I envy you! To be staying in this wonderful country for some time. Japan is always a comfortable country to travel to, and so much to discover. It was really a pity because it was usually hot that day when I went to Omotesando Koffee, and so sitting in the yard was a bad idea! Still a gem in any case! Thanks for dropping by, hope you enjoyed my blog!

  3. These look absolutely scrumptious!!! And lovely pictures! Would you happen to know any good eats and deserts in Shibuya/Harajuku/Shinjuku? Thanks alot and really love your blog:)

    • Thank you for reading! There are so many great eats in that Shibuya/Harajuku/Shinjuku area 🙂 If you’re looking for delicious ramen, check out the Ichiran chain in Shibuya. When you’re in Harajuku, don’t miss out on the Harajuku Crepes you can easily find on Takeshita Doori (the lovely fashion street I’m sure you’ll adore!). And definitely try out Sakuratei, an awesome okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes) place in Harajuku too. Shinjuku has a huge variety of restaurants, but definitely dont miss the Croissant Taiyaki I recently blogged about if you want dessert–it’s phenomenal! Enjoy!

  4. Oh, wow. That kakigori is exquisite. By the way, are you leaving Tokyo? How was your internship and where is your next stop? Enjoy your week!

    • The kakigori was phenomenal–I never thought it’d go so well with cookie bites and cream but it did! My internship was an amazing experience and I’m so sad to leave Tokyo! I’ll still be posting about some tokyo gems I dined in however 🙂 I’m back in the United States now but I’m sure they’ll be plenty of yummy adventures to follow. Have a fantastic week too!

      • Yes! I was pretty impressed with the combo.
        I would be sad, too! I will definitely look forward to seeing your posts and fabulous photography!
        All the best being back in the US. I’m sure there’s some good food there, too, eh? ;D

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