Articles posted in ‘Coffee, Tea, and Dessert’

Yeh’s Bakery Curry Pastry (ga li jao)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

As a food blogger I sometimes get caught up in the excitement of new restaurant openings, which happens enough in NY to always keep you on your toes.  As a result, occasionally the value of writing about old places is overlooked.  What’s more valuable than a tried and true place or product that my family […]

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I’ve had
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop 727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 on my radar for a while and when I finally got there, I was surprised to see that it was a no frills, old-fashioned looking shop. For some reason, hearing about red velvet doughnuts made me think it […]


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kyotofu 705 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 is a cute Japanese dessert bar (though savory meals are served) with a young feel. They specialize in a Soft Tofu dessert, which is very similar to a Chinese favorite of mine: Do Fu Hwa. It is silky soft with a creme caramel-like effect, […]

Porto’s Bakery

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It’s been several decades now since
Porto’s Bakery Location 315 , Glendale, CA 91203 started up.  Originally in a house in Cuba, then in Los Angeles, and now with two locations and over 20,000 sq. ft. of work space, Porto’s is rocking.  And it’s a good thing, too; because when FoodMayhem […]

Sweet Revenge

Thursday, July 30, 2009

After our lackluster dinner at The Stanton Social, we crossed town to
Sweet Revenge 62 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014, an interesting little spot, part beer and wine bar, part cupcake cafe. I loved the vibe, an adult cupcake bar, where the cupcakes are suitably more sophisticated, both in appearance and […]

Brasil Coffee House

Friday, July 24, 2009

We’ve been searching for a new home in Long Island City, where they seem to have their own little coffee chain:
Brasil Coffee House 44-02 23rd Street, Queens, NY 11101. (There is one
location in Manhattan 161 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016 but I never noticed it.) A […]


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Spice, Thai junk, used to occupy this corner on University place. I was glad to see them go, although they moved closer to me, yuck.
Recess 60 University Place, New York, NY 10003 opened up and I didn’t know what to make of the decor. It looks so college rec room-ish that […]

L’arte del Gelato

Sunday, July 19, 2009

We don’t think very highly of gelato in NY, after being spoiled by the great gelato in Europe. I don’t think I would have tried
L’arte del Gelato 75 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10014 if I hadn’t seen a positive review by Yvo, The Feisty Foodie, which makes her this week’s […]

The Donut Pub

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I’ve walked by
The Donut Pub 203 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011 so many times. I’ve noticed it every time because you can’t miss that big sign, especially when it’s lit at night. I’m not sure why I’ve never tried a doughnut from them, but when I needed to find […]

Happy Lemon

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sophia brought over some incredible cream puffs one day. They were airy on the outside and filled with cream to the max. She told me they were from
Happy Lemon 40-23 Main Street, New York, NY 11354, the first kiosk on your left when you enter Sweet Season Shopping Mall (really small […]