Monday, July 16, 2012

Cupcake of the Week: Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Made a trip to Magnolia Bakery's Columbus Circle location for an event I'm hosting.  Before I left I decided to try a "Peanut Butter" cupcake - basically a peanut butter sandwich in cupcake form. 

Our judgment: if you are a super peanut butter and jelly sandwich fan and can't get enough, go for it. Or feeling adventurous.

Good effort Magnolia, but I'll be sticking with your classic buttercream frostings and cupcakes for now.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cupcake of the Week: Kyotofu

Kyotofu specializes in making vegan friendly desserts. This was a vegan meringue cupcake before it was quickly devoured. The almond meringue is very thick and creamy, but complements the lemon cake very well. Also the cake was very soft and it was about 2-3 lady-like bites before it was completely gone.

Make sure you have napkins within reach when eating.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Brunch: Buddha Bodai

Right across from the New Chinatown Arcade.
Being a vegetarian/vegan is relatively easier in NYC than most places.  My parents tend to not venture beyond Chinatown, so I've been to a good portion of the restaurants that have dim sum.  However it was shocking to learn that this trip they wanted to try something different.  My dad is a very particular person when it comes to food, so it's very surprising to find out he wants to try something he's not used to. Especially anything vegetarian.

My husband and I had several options lined up near the area, but due to the sudden heatwave we made a spontaneous decision to go to Buddha Bodai.