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Dominique Ansel Tokyo Opens Tomorrow But People Have Already Lined Up for Cronuts

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Plus, a peek at some of the desserts.

All photos courtesy of Dominique Ansel Bakery

Pastry wizard Dominique Ansel's new bakery is set to open in Tokyo tomorrow and Cronut mania has already set in. Reps for the futuristic-looking store send word that two men (pictured below) started camping out in front of the bakery at 9:25 p.m., just under 12 hours before the doors open at 8 a.m. Saturday. The shop already has a line out front, and staff members are now clearing out the parking lot next door so that Cronut fiends have a place to wait.

Firt ones in line.

First ones in line.

The first Cronut on offer at Dominique Ansel Tokyo is influenced by the flavors of Japan: It is filled with Hokkaido milk honey ganache and glazed with yuzu-lemon cream. Head chef Laurie Jon Moran and his team are also serving up a number of other desserts like matcha cookies, a play on a Paris-Brest made with passion fruit and more matcha, chestnut wagashi, and yuzu- and vanilla-filled cream puffs stacked on top of one another to make a Maneki Neko (lucky cat).

The bakery will also serve a savory "all-day" menu featuring numerous egg dishes like an omelet soufflé with mornaise sauce. Check out some images of the desserts below:

Cronut Photo: Dominique Ansel/Facebook

Cronut Photo: Dominique Ansel/Facebook

Matcha Cookies

Matcha Cookies

Chestnut Wagashi

Chestnut Wagashi

Chestnut Wagashi Inside

Chestnut Wagashi Inside

Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat)

Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat)

Mr. Roboto Melonpan

Mr. Roboto Melonpan

Matcha Paris-Brest

Matcha Paris-Brest

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