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Un Grain: Good things come in small patisserie

The lowdown: Premium confectionery brand Yoku Moku is bankrolling one of Tokyo’s hottest patisserie chefs.

Why we’re excited: Classic sweets with subtle twists, local ingredients and classy presentations.

Over 40 kinds of petits fours are available at Un Grain, Kanai
About 40 kinds of petits fours are available at Un Grain, Maison de mignardises. | MIO YAMADA
In addition to mignardises, Un Grain offers a variety of cookies and macaroons. Not surprisingly, the owner is premium confectionery brand Yoku Moku.
In addition to the mignardises, Un Grain offers a variety of cakes and confections. | MIO YAMADA
Kanai
Un Grain’s montblanc features a mixture of rum, coffee and hazelnut inside chestnut cream and a cinnamon pastry platform. | MIO YAMADA
Toutain chocolat (center): That
Toutain chocolat (center): That’s not an almond on top but chocolate mousse injected with black pepper. | MARK THOMPSON
A sampler for sweet lovers.
A sampler for sweet lovers. | MARK THOMPSON
Kanai
One of Un Grain’s mousses (center) features bergamot from Kochi Prefecture. | MARK THOMPSON
Confections to go are packaged smartly in custom designed boxes and gift bags.
Confections to go are packaged smartly in custom designed boxes and gift bags. | MARK THOMPSON

Location info: Un Grain

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