Cronuts, Blooming Hot Chocolate, the DKA, and cookie shots . What does this all mean ? Or do you already know what they all are and it makes you salivate ? Well whether you know it or not, one thing is for certain . And that is: they're all available at the Dominique Ansel Bakery .
So first, a definition guide:
Cronut: a fusion of a croissant and donut, and is trending in a lot of places right now such as Sydney and Los Angeles
The DKA: Short for Dominique's Kouign Amann, this is a signature dish of the bakery that is essentially a caramelised croissant . It has a caramelised crust on the outside and a super soft inside .
Blooming Hot Chocolate: This is a hot chocolate that has a flower marshmallow that opens like a blooming flower . Not only does it serve very wonderfully, its taste is really nice and mild .
Cookie shot: Are you an alcoholic ? Because it's basically like taking a shot but instead of some potent alcohol it's milk . Also instead of a shot glass it's made of cookie . Delicious cookie at that .
The second half of this video features the blooming hot chocolate and the Dominique Ansel Bakery !
The Dominique Ansel Bakery is located in Omotesando, a place renowned amongst the Japanese for being the rich district and being full of designer goods . Amongst all that fab and glamour though, there are little backstreets where you can enjoy the quiet side of the metropolitan, and this is what is really charming about the Dominique Ansel Bakery . I expected the bakery to be located within the main street, but it's actually located in one of the little side streets . It's located in a very quiet place, but the bakery itself is never short of customers, that's for sure . The place has a cafe floor and a restaurant floor . If you plan to sit on the cafe floor the cookie shots are not available there until after 3pm . Meanwhile if you choose to sit in the restaurant section you'll need to pay an additional $10 per head fee . They say that you need to book in order to get a seat on the second floor but they don't take reservations for less than two people, and I was still allowed to eat on the second floor anyway even though I was a walk in .
|Hampton Lobster Roll (small) and Blooming Hot Chocolate .|
So yes, with those little details aside, the bakery really differentiates itself from other places because its menu is so unique . Not only this but you can tell that it's a famous place because there are quite a lot of tourists that are there as well . I'd also like to note that the staff are so, so nice and I was so surprised because usually upscale places have staff that are a bit rude and stuck up . The overall experience of eating at the Dominique Ansel Bakery was really pleasant due to the fact that it definitely had a nice, lovely bakery vibe-from the food to the staff .
I had the cronut there and it was definitely nice, but not mind-blowing . The Blooming Hot chocolate though is definitely a site to behold and the cookie shot's concept doesn't only look cool but is also really, really tasty . It's actually the favourite thing I ordered while I was at the Dominique Ansel Bakery . I also had the Hampton Lobster Roll and even though it's a rather simple sandwich, I could tell just by eating it that it was definitely at a different standard compared to other things that I ate . The Alaska ice-cream pie wasn't my favourite thing, but the intricacy of the layers and flavours was really something to admire
|Alaska Pie and Cookie Shot .|
The Dominique Ansel Bakery is a world class bakery that came from New York and is now currently located in places like Tokyo and London . It is the innovator in bakery creations and not only does it have the above recipes, it also has the frozen s'mores, Hampton lobster roll and much more created favourites that it's known for . It is slightly expensive but if you are a hardcore foodie that would like to see the birthplace of a worldwide foodie trend, you'd definitely would not want to miss out on this .
-THE TEACOAST .