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Saturday, August 14, 2010

What a Name

After a filling dim sum lunch we moseyed from Chinatown to SoHo to walk off all the shumai, turnip cakes, pork buns, and taro puffs.  The goal was to burn calories, but that was a lost cause once we spotted The Best Chocolate Cake in the World.  That's quite a claim, isn't it?!  I had to find out if they were just cocky or if they had the goods to back it up.  Since the proof is in the pudding (or in this case, cake), I bought myself a slice.

First impression: too sweet.  Next time I would try the bittersweet instead of the semisweet (those are the only two cake options).  I did, however, really like the texture.  There were about 8 thin layers of alternating cake and meringue with a layer of not-too-thick, fudgy icing dripping down the top.  It was too sweet to make it through a whole slice (even though the slice isn't that large to begin with), which is a shame because one small slice will set you back $6.50.  The brocade style mini cafe is cute and great for a grab-n-go panini or espresso, but I'm not sure I would make it a destination.  Though tasty, I think "best in the world" is a tad inflated.


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