Since we had limited time, we ran/walked-like-a-New Yorker to the closest opened dessert place - Spot Dessert Bar's branch in Korean Town. Located on the 2nd floor of a busy food court, the place was filled with people on a breezy Saturday night.
|Part of the Display|
With a group of approximately 6 people, I had the chance to try (or watch other people try) 4 out of the 8 signature ones. Unfortunately some of them were not the first choice since the cashier said 4 out of the 8 signature tapas are unavailable, which also happened to be 4 of our top choices (Matcha Azuki, Banocoffee, etc...seriously). Maybe something they can try next time is to state the availability beforehand to avoid disappointment from their long-travelled costumers? Just a thought.
|The Signature: Green Tea Chocolate Lava Cake|
Foodie trips with a Food Science major almost always involves a fun "dissection" of the dish. Ethyn and I both thought the cake had a matcha-infused appearance but lacked majorly on the green tea flavour on the inside. Though beautifully plated, the dish is basically green tea ice cream and chocolate lava cake with minimal green tea taste. Though a little disappointed, this was the least sweet dish out of all the ones we've tried, a favourite dessert for those who can't tolerate over-sweetness, I guess.
|Kombucha Brûlée Cake|
Japanese citrus bar with strawberries and chocolate pearls. This one
Overall, Spot did live up to its motto of "a new spin on sweet" with its unique flavour pairings and fusion-ed desserts. Maybe it's because of the crowded food court location, the dessert bar felt more like a mass-production dessert tapa production site rather than the individualized "dessert-bar" feel. Delicious but a little over-priced - Hopefully the main location at St. Marks does not disappoint dessert lovers from all over the world.
Stay in tune for the next NYC/Long Island trip to come!