Dessert Archives

Cappucino, ice cream and sorbet

The very best "ethnic" Italian cappucino and ice-cream is at Bottega del Vino, ... the real McCoy for $4 per cup ... the foamy milk is so thick it will float the sugar ... (a friend ventured into Starbucks and ordered an expresso that was served in an unappertizing paper cup - no class. What a contrast! I was ashamed for Starbucks) ... I enjoyed many World Cup matches standing at the coffee bar ... the ice-cream and sorbet are made in small batches ... $3 per two-scoops ... a great treat ... and just across the street from the Apple Store ... web site, 7 East 59th Street, 212-223-3028 [MenuPages | Citysearch]

The very best "ethnic" French ice-cream and sorbet is at Payard, also made in small batches ... the breads, pastries and chocolates are so delicious... web site, 1032 Lexington Avenue, 212-717-5252 [Yummy Baguette | MenuPages | NY Mag | Citysearch | Gayot]

Perfect after a meal in Chinatown, they both close at 11 pm ... Sweet dreams ...

Posted July 28, 2006 09:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Central Park , Dessert , The Best , Tips , Upper East Side   ·  Comments (1)   ·  TrackBack (0)


Best roti canai in NYC is at Sanur

The best roti canai is now at Sanur Restaurant ... there are two levels ...

At the street level, a glass window displays all the Nyonya "kueh" (also "kuih") which can be purchased for home consumption ... I like the curry puffs for 70 cents each ... fried pies stuffed with curried potatoes and onions ... a great bargain compared to empenadas or pizzas for $2 a slice ... three tables where you can order three dish-combinations over rice with soup for $3.00 and no tip!

From the ChennaiOnline web site, which has too many popups to provide a link:

Straits Chinese or Nonya Kueh (cakes) are made from a variety of fullsome and flavourful ingredients such as coconut milk, sweet potatoes, tapioca, palm sugar and pandan.

When presented together, they make up a colourful, pleasing platter, and because of this, they are among the most popular items to be enjoyed during tea time, as a sweet dessert, and as part of the menu on festive occasions.

On the lower level ... is a serene restaurant for the best roti canai in NYC ... plus curry noodles, ABC, Mo-Mo Cha-Cha, Hainan chicken, lo-mein with chicken feet & mushrooms ... Yummy ...

Sanur is Peter's girlfriend's favorite Nyonya restaurant ... 18 Doyers Street, 212-267-0088

An AGINY Good Value

Posted September 2, 2005 09:54 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  AGINY Good Value , Dessert , Malaysian , The Best   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Shaved Ice

The NYT had a good article on shaved ice desserts ...

"Shaving the Ice, Cutting the Heat," by Dana Bowen, The New York Times, August 10, 2005

We are very fond of the Malaysian shaved ice, ABC, at Nyona ... ABC = air batu campur, also called "ice kachang" ... ABC is not just a good dessert ... it is an excllent palate cleanser between dishes ... at Nyonya order it at the beginning of the meal ... right after you order the roti canai ... so it has time to melt ... mmmmmmmmmmm ...

Nyonya, 194 Grand St., 212-334-3669

Here's a picture of the ABC from Malaysia Kopitiam, our favorite Malaysian restaurant in Washington, DC ... it may not look like something you'd want to eat .. but take it from a fifth-generation Celtic-American ... a good ABC is easily the peer of the best ice cream ...

Posted August 13, 2005 02:18 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Dessert , Malaysian   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

This Week in Reviews - August 5, 2005

Each Friday, AGINY publishes "This Week in Reviews," with quick links to New York City restaurant reviews and mentions from the previous seven days in blogs, magazines, and newspapers.

Don't forget the 2nd Annual Singapore Chili Crab Festival this Sunday, August 7th, DUMBO, Brooklyn

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Posted August 5, 2005 09:40 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Bronx , Dessert , Ethnic , Harlem , Lower East Side , NYC food blogs , Restaurants , Street Vendors , This Week in Reviews   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

A Friday evening Fine Arts education

Keep Friday evenings free because it is pay as you wish ...

(1) Start at the Guggenheim Museum, 6 pm. - 8 pm., 1071 5th Avenue (88th Street), take the elevator to the top floor and walk down the circular staircase ... so much fun ... to see the art-works ... people watching ... time required about 45 minutes ...

(2) Afterwards, walk out of the museum and head south and east to Sant Ambroeus, 1000 Madison Avenue (78th Street), treat your-self to two scoops of delicious ice-cream or fruit ice for $3 ...

(3) Then walk south to The Whitney Museum, 6 pm. - 9 pm., 945 Madison Avenue (75th Street) ... keep the Whitney for last because of the 9 pm closing time ... watch all the Lower East Side young and very hip folks trekking up-town for the 5 floors of American art ...

(4) Finally, walk to Via Quadronno, 25 East 73rd Street, for two more scoops of ice cream for $3, too!

In one evening, you get a very cool Fine Arts education with some exercise and lots of ice-cream ... I'm in heaven on earth ...

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Posted July 22, 2005 10:00 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  AGINY Good Value , Art , Dessert , Museums , Museums and Art , Sights & Sounds , Tips , Upper East Side   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)