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[Shanghai] Mon Chou Chou

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Mon Chou Chou

Add: B1 Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Century Avenue 世纪大道100号环球金融中心B1楼
Tel: 3872 1163
Website: www.mon-chouchou.com
Price: 15~33 RMB/dessert
Visited: Feb 2011

A sharp contrast from Chez Shibata‘s extravagant creations, the treats at Mon Chou Chou are simple pleasures. Originally from Osaka, Mon Chou Chou makes a signature Dojima Roll consisting of a special blend of Hokkaido cream rolled with a fluffy sponge cake. This simple but divine treat is wildly popular in Japan – the only time that there’s no queue in front of the store is when the Dojima Roll is sold out. Fortunately for us Shanghai folks, Mon Chou Chou recently opened two branches in town, and as of now, there’s no queue at either location.

There are no seats at either location. After I made my selections, the cakes were placed in the box along with an ice bag to keep the temperature low. The sticker on the box says to refrigerate the cakes and finish them on the day of purchase, but I had some leftovers the next day and they were still delicious.

The simplicity of the Dojima Roll 堂島卷 (32 RMB) showcases the quality of ingredients. The filling, a blend of selected cream from Hokkaido, was delightfully light and perfectly sweet. Snuggly hugging the cream is a soft, fluffy, and deliciously eggy sponge cake. The combination is so simple, so divine.

The Happiness Wrap 福袋 (22 RMB) is an adorable pouch made from velvety soft sweet crepe. Wrapped inside are Dojima Fromage, whipped fresh cream and custard cream. Each element a little joy on its own, and when combined together they make a lovely blend. Soft, smooth, ethereal.

The last dessert I tried – the simplest of all – is the Dojima Fromage (15 RMB), a plain Japanese cheese cake. It has the rich flavor of a typical cheese cake and the fluffy airy texture of a cheese souffle. Lovely.

Though there is a branch in Jiu Guang Department Store in Jing’an, I recommend going to the SWFC branch since the selection is larger and you can purchase the cakes by the slice rather by the roll. Give Mon Chou Chou a try. These plain-looking cakes are surprisingly delicious.

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February 9th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

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