Mont Blanc is a very popular chestnut cake in Japan, but maybe not so popular in some countries.
Mont Blanc is originally a French word, meaning a mountain, because it looks like a mountain covered by snow.
Japanese people like Mont Blanc, so you can see it everywhere, not only at cake shops, but also at grocery stores or convenience stores.
And the most popular Mont Blanc café in Tokyo is “Mont Blanc Style”, which is in Yoyogi (near from Shinjuku).
It opens at noon, but people make lines from 8am to have Mont Blanc there.
The time is written on the ticket, so you should go back to the café on that time. The café opens at noon, and closes at 7pm, and it serves only 90 plates every day. The cafe is very small and there are only 8 seats.
The note on ticket says:
- Please come back to the cafe 5 minutes before the time on ticket.
- We may have to ask you to wait for 20 minutes after you come back.
- We only serve one plate for one customer.
- Either one of plates might be sold out.
- We may have to ask you to take a seat separately if you are party of three or more.
The style is very similar to Sushi counter.
This is the menu of Mont Blanc Style.
There are only two menu, Mont Blanc cake or Mont Blanc parfait.
You can only pay by cash. The cafe doesn’t accept credit card or other payment method.
Mont Blanc is less sweet than I expected, but I can feel flavor of chestnuts.
The pastry chef was on the famous TV a couple of month ago. He loves and knows a lot about chestnuts. He makes Mont Blanc in front of you. The plate is wonderful, but his service is also very gentle and perfect.