I've heard great things of Momofuku Milk Bar. I've never been before (although I did manage to convince someone to bring me soft serve... graham cracker I think, it was pretty good). As part of my leaving NYC campaign, I made sure to add the milk bar to my hit list of places to go to prior to graduation. I took visiting my sister as an excuse to go there, as well as Veselka in a post to come (don't blame me for not condensing! I ran out of Flickr quota!). So on a lazy Sunday, I biked downtown for dessert and lunch, in that order, and set out to Momofuku. When I got there, I spent a solid 10 minutes trying to pick what I wanted. Did I want more soft serve? Nah, not really in the mood for liquid based sweets. Pie? Maybe, but I was hoping for something a bit larger than a slice of pie. Cake... yep, I had settled on chocolate malt cake.
Wait, why does the photo not match? Oh yeah, because Momofuku Milk Bar apparently implemented a policy of 'no individual slices of cake.' What? If I want cake I have to buy the whole thing? Crazies. With my wallet growing thin and Veselka on the horizon, I begrudgingly made the sensible choice and chose something smaller/lighter. So I went with crack pie! Basically a pie filled with butter, sugar, heavy cream, and some more sugar (of the brown variety), it's just a gummy, over the top sweet tart of a slice of pie. Don't be deceived by the relatively thin cross section, it's heavy. At $5 and change, it's kind of pricey, but with all the hype, it's kind of deserved. Their sweets are definitely good. About the cake though... that's kind of annoying. I would very much like to try their chocolate malt cake. I would very much not like to buy a full cake. See my dilemma?