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French patisserie Christophe Michalak opens in Tokyo

French patisserie Christophe Michalak is about to open its first pastry store in Japan.

The Michalak store opens tomorrow in Tokyo’s famous fashion district Omotesando.

Michalak Omotesando will sell small desserts, cupcakes and items created to appeal to Japanese customers such as the Monkoeur which blends chocolate and passionfruit with the local citrus fruit the yuzu, in place of lime.

A signature dish will be Kosmik, a small jar containing layers of mousse and sponge, which customers can customise.

It will also serve savoury dishes such as quiche.

Michalak operates four stores in Paris and chose Japan for his first overseas foray because he believes the nation to be home to some of the world’s best pastries.

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