Friday, March 20, 2009

Momofuku Milk Bar 03-20-2009

Location: 207 2nd Ave
Time: 7:30pm
People: RB and myself

Feelings: I swear to you Momofuku is taking over East Village almost as fast as NYU. Momofuku Milk Bar is a bakery right next to/within Momofuku Ssam. I am not sure what made severely lactose intolerant people such as us visit a place that is named "Milk Bar," but we decided to try anyway. They offer very eclectic and kitschy selections of dessert: cereal flavored milk, soft serve, "crack pie", cookies, Chinese sausage foccaccia , "kimchi butter,"and pork buns. Who knew kimchi butter and pork buns would make it to a dessert place.

We shared a large slice of their banana cake, which is made with banana cream, hazelnut crunch, and gianduja fudge. Every bite brought a creamy and crunchy harmony, but I felt the sponge was a bit on the dry side. Three cookies we tried, cornflake marshmallow chocolate chip, chocolate-chocolate, and compost cookies, were all extremely rich, heavy and buttery, and we felt a bit sick after finishing all of them. (Duh.)

Momofuku Milk Bar is a very cute place that offers a nice communal bakery experience with overpriced dessert. And their service seems a bit too relaxed for how busy and crowded they are. But high pricey, relaxed servicey, cute decorey and eclectic menu-ey seem to be the selling point of all Momofuku eateries. Hmm, that sounds almost like NYU.

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