*** Photos Credit to “jpninfo.com” and “Minimal Bean to Bar”
It’s been a while since I found anything to add to my list, but I did run into one that I discovered while watching Kanataro on Netflix.
Enter – MINIMAL – Bean to Bar – Their website can be found Here.
From what I gathered on episode 11 of Kantaro, this place serves chocolate in its most purest form. Starting with the pure bean and building up to the final product(s). They order their beans through specific Cacao Farms across the globe and are very particular about getting only what they consider is the best.
From their iconic Chocolate bar (iconic in terms of the template they use), to the specialized desserts, this place appears to not disappoint.
First opened in Tokyo on February 2016, this new chocolate concept is sure to be quite an experience. In the series, it appeared the main character had set an appointment for his visit. This is a familiar concept with most of the high end eateries in Japan. Choose your food category, find the best, and you’ll quickly realize that a reservation will be required.
This appears to be the premier dish…..a Chocolate Fondant Tart. All made in house and includes a sprinkle of a ground chili pepper. I’ve heard that chocolate goes really well with a spicy chili and really hope to find myself here to try it.
YES, this is on my bucket list now. 2 weeks away from finding out our prospective chances of living in Japan once again. Fingers crossed and wishful thinking cranked on MAX settings.
Below are locations from their webiste. Apparently they do online ordering too, Click Here
MINIMAL Bean to Bar – GINZA
MINIMAL Bean to Bar – MINATO-KU
MINIMAL Bean to Bar – IKEBUKURO B1F