Grace Street, NYC!
Grace Street Desserts
New York, NY
During my New York weekend getaway, Kiana and I stumbled upon a chic Asian fusion dessert bar that offers local ingredients and premium loose teas. After a great dinner in Chinatown, we took the subway into town. Grace Street was so popular, that each table can only be occupied for an hour! Just for dessert!
We ordered an assortment of desserts that included a chocolate waffle served with strawberries and vanilla ice cream, a churro waffle served with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream, Ho-Dduk donut and a sampler of mochi ice cream. Ho-Dduk is a traditional Korean donut filled with brown sugar, walnuts, honey and cinnamon. Mochi are small bite sized confection that is filled with ice cream and coated in rice flour. We ordered four different flavors which were strawberry, green tea, mango and black sesame. I also ordered Moon Flower Oolong Tea that was flavored with passion fruit. The tea was served in an intricate teapot.
Each waffle was perfectly presented and the sensation of warm and cold is the balance that carries through Asian cuisine. The donuts were delicious light fluffy pillows and the oolong tea paired well with my dessert. Kiana stated that the waffles were not overly sweet and the strawberries added freshness to the dish. The mochi ice cream was an experience for Kiana. I used to work at Trader Joe’s and they sold mochi. She didn’t know what she was getting into. The best flavors out of the four was the strawberry and black sesame. The green tea was unsweetened and was similar to a palette cleanser. All in all, Grace Street is a great place to experience new types of desserts. Next time I visit the city, I want to try the shaved ice dessert that they are known for!