I have to admit, since returning from Mexico, I haven’t done a whole lot of truckin’. After a week of delicious giant macaroons, pina coladas and tortillas, I decided to stick to things like home-assembled salads for a bit … that was until my fiancé’s birthday last week … and then Memorial Day weekend. Since I don’t have any recent food truck adventures to share, I thought I’d give you a taste of what I have been up to.
Shortly after moving to the Bay Area from Manhattan, David Chang opened one of his famed Momofuku Milk Bars in my former neighborhood on the Upper West Side. Talk about bad timing, though I suppose it’s probably for the better. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Momofuku Milk Bar serves delicacies like Compost Cookies and Cereal Milk ice cream.
Of course, while visiting New York last October, my fiancé and I had to check it out and gave arguably their most famous dessert, Crack Pie, a try. The easiest way I find to describe this treat is kind of like a pecan pie, without the pecans. That’s right, it’s basically a gooey mess of butter and sugar … an aptly named one at that, since my fiancé proclaimed right then (eight months ago!) that he wanted a Crack Pie for his birthday.
As luck would have it, Momofuku Milk Bar has an online store which ships Crack Pies and other sweets anywhere in the country, but of course that comes with a hefty price tag. The pie itself is about $45, but the shipping is $43. I’m not going to lie, I definitely hesitated over this one, but you can’t disappoint a birthday boy, can you? So in case you were wondering, here’s what an $88 pie looks like:
As far as what it tastes like, you’re just going to have to try it out for yourself, but to give you an idea, you can pretty much feel the cavities forming in your mouth with every delicious bite.
Though there were still a few slices of Crack Pie left in the fridge, this weekend called for some more sweets, as I nominated myself to make cookies for a barbecue my fiancé and I were hosting.
I’m constantly browsing mouth-watering treats on Pinterest, which I hardly ever have an excuse to try, so I was excited to test out some Oreo cheesecake cookies this weekend. I used this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker, which was super easy and even more delicious. I’m not much of a baker, but these were a serious hit.
Needless to say, it’s time to get my eating back on track this week, so if you happen to see me around at any food trucks, and I’m not eating a salad, please feel free to punch me in the face. (Okay, don’t really punch me in the face. A gentle scolding will do.)