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Japanese Pastries

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I've been craving good Japanese pastries, preferrably a confectionary that allows me to bring these goodies home for dessert, or even to present as a gift in a nicely-wrapped box. Does anyone know of any good Japanese pastry shops in Manhattan? A friend mentioned one place near Rockefeller Center but I've had trouble finding its name and exact location. Please help if you can. Thanks so much!

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    1. re: E Eto

      Cha-an tea shop also makes wonderful Asian pastries.

      1. re: E Eto

        SPOT ON!! Thank you soo much!

        1. re: jthefoodie

          I second Kyotofu. Was just there yesterday and got an assortment after lunch to eat during theater intermission. The strawberry black sesame truffle might be just what you are looking for. We also got the cookies, my favorite is the green tea cookie and a mini miso chocolate cake. So decadent and dense with so much chocolate flavor that I can never finish it in one sitting despite the small size.

          1. re: G3B

            Actually you're absolutely right - my visit to Kyotofu on Friday evening was what sparked off this Japanese pastry craving. :) We shared a variety of desserts - the signature tofu, black sesame tofu, chocolate cake (ooooo yummy) and tofu cheesecake which was so light and healthy. Love the place. Thanks!