Dull dessert goes viral: Japanese restaurant’s ‘grey’ pudding that looks like pieces of broken wall plaster hailed as ‘delicious’ by diners
- Opuses restaurant is part of The Royal Park Canvas – Ginza 8 hotel in Tokyo
- Her ‘Gray’ dessert features pistachio mousse, berry ice cream and meringue
- “It looks like concrete [but] is actually very delicious,” one diner said of the dish.
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
Likewise, you shouldn’t judge a dessert by whether it looks like pieces of wall plaster, a point emphasized by restaurant Opuses in Tokyo, Japan.
Despite its drab, industrial appearance, the restaurant’s £9 (1,500 Japanese yen) gray pudding has become its most popular dessert, simultaneously creating a stir on social media. The restaurant is delighted with the new publicity and told MailOnline Travel that it “totally agrees and loves [the] comments’ on the DIY litter-like treat.
Above is ‘Gray’ – Opuses restaurant’s signature dessert in Tokyo, Japan, which looks like wall plaster
“It looks like concrete [but] is actually very delicious,” Instagram user “tatine0319” remarked after their visit. Diner “re_ka_a” likened the dessert to a “piece of cement,” while another diner, “_k.anasugar,” likened it to “wallpaper ice cream.”
And when ‘mimimimitsu32’ shared a photo of her ‘Gray’ dessert on Twitter, several users jokingly replied with photos of peeling wall plaster.
What’s inside ? First, there is a layer of pistachio mousse, topped with scoops of berry ice cream. The piece de resistance are the shards of black sesame meringue that are placed on the dish.
Opuses told MailOnline Travel that he “totally agrees and loves [the] comments on the candy looking like broken wall plaster
The dish is composed of pistachio mousse and berry ice cream topped with black sesame meringue chips
The restaurant, which is part of The Royal Park Canvas – Ginza 8 hotel, recommends enjoying the unusual dessert with a glass of champagne.
According to Opuses, the unlikely dish “melts in your mouth.”
You can’t whip up the dessert at home – it’s actually quite technical and time-consuming to create, Opuses reveals.
Despite its drab, industrial look, the £9 (1,500 Japanese yen) dish has become Opuses’ most popular dessert
Luckily for those hoping to try it, ‘Gray’ is a fixed menu item – and has even been named as the French fusion restaurant’s signature dessert.
Its name was inspired by the “conceptual color” of the restaurant: gray.
Dessert appears on the restaurant’s afternoon tea menu, alongside more traditional pastries such as carrot and cheese tart and caramel mousse salt meringue.
The restaurant is located inside The Royal Park Canvas – Ginza 8 hotel in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district, pictured
While the “Gray” dessert attracted a new audience to Opuses’ tables, the restaurant was already a destination for foodies, as chef Yusuke Ikui – head chef of star-studded “Ode” restaurant in Tokyo – oversees its menus. .
The restaurant is also popular for its rooftop terrace, which offers views of the bright lights of the Ginza shopping district.
For more information, visit www.canvas-ginza8.jp/fr/restaurant.