Breakfast: Doughnut Plant
In Between: Toy Tokyo. Takoyaki?
Afternoon: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
This is what happened:
Breakfast: $1 Dumplings
Second Breakfast: Doughnut Plant
In Between: Walk to St. Marks then around and about until...
1 p.m.: Toy Tokyo
In Between: Beetchie stealing a Takoyaki from H1
Late Lunch: Ippudo
Unexpected (but I willed it!): Big Gay Ice-Cream Truck ice-cream
Afternoon: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Thursday morning came with the thought of dumplings still on Beetchie's mind. There was just something about these dumplings from a particular Dumpling House in Brooklyn that Beetchie insisted I had to try.
After eating them, I know what that reason was. Or should I say, reasons?
Kai Feng Fu Dumpling House.
It's always the unassuming places that have awesome food!
I knew it would be good not only from Beetchie's Seal of Approval but also from the store front.
Here are the other reasons why they were so good:
Crispy, fresh, hand-made...
Tasty and beautiful! Also smothered with hot pepper and sauce.
With $1 for 4 dumplings, it was even better.
Though, hole in the wall dumpling houses, usually mean bitchy ass Chinese guys who run the shop and will give you 'tude when ordering.
Huh, I guess there was an incident: I ordered the goodness of pan-fried dumplings to go but got soup instead.
Even Beetchie made an order and ended up with soup,
which she did not even know she did. It was good though.
I loved this too. Simple but good and tasty.
I should not forget to mention that even though I did not get a picture for fear of getting more 'tude from the cool Chinese dude, that the giant pot the pan-fried dumplings were made in was fabulous. It was HUGE and there plentiful on dumplings all cooking at once. ::sniff:: It was enough to make me weep with joy.
We then hopped on the train as I said goodbye to Brooklyn (I missed you, Sabi! But I knew you were still around, making sure I wasn't running amok in your house - love you little girl), got about two delays but ended up just fine to our second excursion for second breakfast.
Doughnut Plant. Where's the fan-fare?
It was a tiny storefront and quite frankly, we were expecting a lot more...balloons and confetti? I don't know. I think after hearing so much hype about this place, I thought it'd be more "KAPOW!" in the face, you know?
The sign out front let us know what to expect for the Specials that day. However, B. and I came with a plan: One Tres Leches Doughnut for her, and one Creme Brulee for me.
Confusion! But oo, already I see what
Luuuiisss would be getting as a present.
When we arrived, there was no line. It was around 11:30 when we arrived and at the cash register was a West Indian. I think he was Trini but he was definitely an Islander. Putting on my best American, Beetchie and I ordered our doughnuts. We both got boxes of the following our respective families: Coconut, Peanut Butter with Blackberry Jam, Peach, Blueberry, Chocolate and Creme Brulee.
Here's a quick breakdown of what those were like:
Coconut - YUM. I would definitely get that again. There was cream inside and if I go back, that's the one I want.
Peanut Butter with Blackberry Jam: I didn't try it but Luuuiiiissss says it was just like a sandwich but yummier?
Peach - I did not think I would like it but yes, yes I did. Would I order it again? Probably not but it's worth the try.
Blueberry - I definitely didn't think I would like it but it was surprisingly good. Not my first choice if I were to go back but might eat it again.
Chocolate - What a waste of time like all chocolate glazed donuts.
That aside, Beetchie and I got our doughnuts and were highly impressed. When I say we were impressed, I mean we were blown away by how good they were.
Tres Leches and Creme Brulee, Together at last!
The Tres Leches was so good, I cannot even tell you. If I could post the picture of Beetchie's face to justify it, I would. It was so good, I had to go back and get another one (umm, we didn't eat it yet, H1! Ugh, it's probably so stale and gross now...that's such a sin).
Tres Leches Doughnut. A ring of yummy.
Then there was my creme brulee. On first bite, I was not at all happy. The top had the classic creme brulee hardened sugar top. But where was my cream? I didn't get any on first bite but when I finally did and ate it all together - wow. It was like eating a creme brulee and if you know me, that's one of my favourite things and I try them wherever I go, looking for a good one.
Creme Brulee : The inside.
All Together, a Mouthful of Fantastic.
Inside The Doughnut Plant: prices.
Ooo, expected "pricey-ness".
Too many hipsters, too. There's the "Trini".
Not for eating - the sitting area surface at The Doughnut Plant.
The only drawbacks were the hipsters and privileged biatches that showed up, and the fact that the place actually filled up quite a bit soon after we got there. It was so packed that you could not move really.
In much need of water, we sought some at a nearby bakery (that's right, we used this no-name place for their $1 bottle of Poland Spring after eating our Doughnut Plant doughnuts! We have no shame nor should we!) and then took a well-needed walk to St. Mark's to go to Toy Tokyo.
More Adventures to come...
Currently listening to: "Too Many Dicks (On the Dance floor)" by Flight of the Conchords. Yep, there were also too many hipsters at the Doughnut Plant.