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Tokyo Lamington Is Popping Up at Koko Black Stores Across Sydney and Melbourne for One Day Only

These untraditional lamingtons are usually only found in Singapore and Tokyo, but they're making a brief appearance Down Under this winter.
By Samantha Teague
June 30, 2020
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Tokyo Lamington Is Popping Up at Koko Black Stores Across Sydney and Melbourne for One Day Only

These untraditional lamingtons are usually only found in Singapore and Tokyo, but they're making a brief appearance Down Under this winter.
By Samantha Teague
June 30, 2020
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One pair of Aussie pastry chefs are on a mission to make the humble lamington famous. Well, famous outside of Australian borders — just how Iranian-born jalebi and Italian cannoli are now found the world over.

To do this, Min Chai and Eddie Stewart, founders of Australia's N2 Extreme Gelato, have launched Tokyo Lamington. Currently available in Singapore and Tokyo, the dessert brand doesn't just make traditional takes on the quintessentially Aussie chocolate- and coconut-covered cake. Instead, the sponge gets an international makeover with iterations in pandan, ube, lemon myrtle, black sesame, matcha and milk tea.

While the duo has initially been focused on piquing the interest of overseas tastebuds, the chefs are heading back Down Under this July to the lamington's motherland for a one-day pop-up.

Nikki To

On Tuesday, July 7 — and on Tuesday, July 7 only — the pair's untraditional lamingtons will be available at Koko Black stores across Sydney and Melbourne. The chefs have collaborated with Koko Black's Master Chocolatier Remco Brigou to create three flavours that are definitely luxe and a little Aussie. There's a sweet and sour davidson plum lamington made with dark fruity Sao Thomé Callebaut chocolate; a triple choc number with 80 percent dark chocolate ganache and finished with chocolate shavings; and a caramelised coconut sponge coated in white chocolate.

On the day, you'll be able to buy these lamingtons in packs of three for $21 at the following Koko Black stores: The Strand Arcade and the QVB in Sydney; and Carlton, Chadstone, Como Centre, Doncaster, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Town Hall, Royal Arcade and The Glen Shopping Centre in Melbourne.

Like all good things, we expect these sweets to sell out fast, so head in early if you can.

Tokyo Lamington's limited-edition lamingtons will be available at select Koko Black stores across Sydney and Melbourne on Tuesday, July 7.

Images: Nikki To

Published on June 30, 2020 by Samantha Teague

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