ANA Foods Co., Ltd. has opened a dessert bar “JANICE WONG” for the first
time in Japan at NEWoMan, a commercial facility of Shinjuku Station’s New
South Exit Area on the 15th April 2016.
“JANICE WONG”, a dessert bar opening in Japan offers a new experience, a combination of plated dessert dishes and alcohol as the main beverage. Plated desserts are prepared right in front of guests thanks to an open kitchen, which is directly connected with counter seats for diners to watch. Adventurous and playful Janice gives each dessert its own story for the pursuit of women’s delight. “JANICE WONG” will provide diners the opportunity to truly relax and be entertained in the environment where everything is made to be a work of art through an experience that redefines the genre.
This shop facing Koshu Kaido and in line with JR Shinjuku stations Koshu Kaido ticket gates fascinates passers with the dessert styling on show in the kitchen. The chic and mellow space comes from extensive use of Janice Wong's signature black motif accented with the multicolored desserts. There is also a warm coziness as the interior and chef and customer come together as a single creation. The unified kitchen and counter kitchen gives diners front row seats to the creation process, enhancing their expectations of taste and heralding a whole new dessert experience.
As a chef/artist I am drawn to create beautiful desserts and art. Japan is a country with a strong, unique identity which helps individuals push themselves to do more than what they can imagine themselves of doing. Japan has inspired me greatly with beauty and never fails to amaze with the array of beautiful ingredients. I look forward to giving back to Japan through my deserts, with the beauty that inspired me from the beginning.
COBO HOUSE opened on the 23rd March 2016 and is located in the heart of Shek Tong Tsui, COBO HOUSE by 2am:dessertbar is an establishment where art can be tasted, experienced, as well as appreciated, fueling the world with a Bohemian style of living. Boasting 3,000 sq ft that spans across two floors, this 82-seat progressive dessert bar cum restaurant is also a collaboration with Janice Wong, founder of Singapore’s 2am:dessertbar who was named Asia’s Best Pastry Chef at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant for two consecutive years. Naturally, the menu stars her illustrious sweet creations, but the show-stealing items will inevitably be the savory dishes in progressive style that Janice has perfected since 2008, adhering to her culinary philosophy of pushing the boundaries between sweet and savory. Upholding the spirit of an artisan, the establishment delivers a farm to table experience and proudly houses its very own mineral-rich Okinawa sea sand garden, from which the menu’s organic herbs and edible plants are grown. Here, guests are recommended to complete the experience with choices from our beverage list, where, like an artisan, we scour the world for items that are crafted in the most cultured way.
Boasting two floors, the ground floor is a dining room that is clad in a clean
palette to let the art pieces – whether placed on the plate or hanging on the
wall – take the spotlight. A dessertbar table is set up to let guests witness
how our dessert chefs bring magic to life. The ambience is completed by a
set of contemporary brass chandelier titled Ding Ding – drawing inspiration
from the century-old transportation tram, the design resembles the tram rail,
resulting in a set of smooth yet sturdy lines and curves that pays tribute to the
city’s heritage. A touch of artisanal vibe is brought to the room by the two
lamps at the reception. The chandelier Modo and the desk lamp Planet are
both works of art, where craftsmanship and essence of simplicity aesthetic is
Upstairs offers a private space with an exhibition room and a dining room – all are fully equipped with necessary electronic devices to allow for multimedia exhibitions. The dining room is also geared with an open kitchen that supports live cooking performance. The entire space is contemporary and artistic: neutral-coloured walls serve as fitting