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Eating at Momofuku Milk Bar NYC
12/10/2012 by
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In the Momofuku line of restaurants, they also have a dessert bar that they call “Milk Bar”.  It’s basically a mixture of cookies, pies, coffee, and various pastry sweets.  I believe on the menu there were some savory stuff on there too.

From the picture above, I got the following: blueberry & cream cookie (far left), crack pie (mid), cornflake marshmallow cookie (bottom), and compost cookie (far top-right).  The crack pie was insanely sweet for me, but I don’t know what is in it.  The compost cookie for me was nothing special.  It was also very sweet, and I don’t remember what was in it.  The cornflake marshmallow cookie was surprisingly good.  It was no where as sweet as the aforementioned 2 cookies, and it wasn’t a sugar overload.  The best of this bunch was the blueberry & cream cookie.  Not only was it not overly sweet, but the cream with the blueberry made a killer combination.

Many say to get the crack pie or compost cookie.  I say get the blueberry & cream cookie if you have the chance.  I also got a cappucino while I was there, and it was also pretty good.  They use Stumptown beans, which is supposedly high quality.

In the end, I really liked the blueberry & cream cookie.  The other desserts I got were simply too sweet for my tastebuds.  For what it’s worth, I’m not really a big sweets person.

Visit: http://milkbarstore.com/

Eating at Rice To Riches NYC
06/01/2012 (rev. 08/11/2012) by
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This will be my last NY food post for a while.  For the last day to cap off the trip, we went to Rice To Riches in Nolita.  This was actually really close to our Blue Ribbon meal a few posts ago.  Rice To Riches is basically the equivalent to Baskin Robbins 31 flavors in LA.  Instead of many choices of ice cream, you have many choices for tapioca.  You also have the option of sampling any flavor that you want.  I’m not a huge tapioca person, but I was willing to give this a try.

What you see here is a duo of flavors.  From what I recall, the brown is some type of coffee flavored tapioca with coffee beans, and the white is banana walnut tapioca.  The coffee flavored tapioca was underwhelming because the coffee flavor wasn’t as prominent as I’d had hope.  There were some chunks of the coffee beans, but it was a little sparse.  The banana walnut tapioca surprisingly had stronger flavors than the coffee.  The banana flavor was very distinct, and there were some small chunks of banana.

In the end, this was a unique dessert.  I still prefer ice cream over this, but I suppose if and when I felt like shoving flavored tapioca, I wouldn’t mind coming back here again in my next New York trip.

Visit: http://ricetoriches.com

Eating at Chikalicious NYC
04/17/2012 (rev. 08/11/2012) by
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Per recommendations for dessert after dinner at Momofuku Ko, we visited Chikalicious.  All I know is this place is busy normally with lines outside the door.  My buddy and I visited it on a Thursday night, and to our surprise it wasn’t overly busy at all.  In fact we got there right at 9:30 PM.  There were 2 seats at the counter right in front of the Chef Chika.  Yes, Chika is her name.  She’s shy and quiet yet is very friendly.  I’m not a dessert person in general, so it should take something really good to wow me.

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