This will be one of the several posts dedicated to my yearly visit back east.
Thank you for joining me as I reflect back on my trip and food adventures. Enjoy~
65 Bayard Street, New York, NY 10013 212 608 4170
After having dinner at Shanghai Cafe Deluxe, we walked over to The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory for dessert. We had made sure to save some room!
Even with a Häagen-Dazs store right down the street, the line for Chinatown Ice Cream Factory was out the door! We impatiently waited our turn before trying a few samples. My favorites were (in alphabetical order) the black sesame, don tot (egg custard tart), lychee, and mango. Yum!
What I love about this family run business is that the normal flavors are all the Asian inspired flavors, while the exotic flavors are the "normal" flavors like vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. ^_^
Above, you'll see my brother's Lychee Sherbet on the left along with my half Black Sesame ice cream hidden by the top layer of half Don Tot (egg custard tart). Even though the Black Sesame wasn't the best I've ever had, it was the only time I've ever had Don Tot flavored ice cream. What was so amazing was that this tasted exactly like an egg custard tart! I have no idea how they made it happen, but I am so glad they did!
My brother immediately inhaled his portion without incurring brain freeze, but I nursed my portion during the walk back to the subway station heading back to K-town for karaoke. The ice cream was the perfect end to our meal. ^_^
I will happily return to The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory for their range of Asian inspired flavors even if this is a cash only establishment! If you haven't been there before, it's a must visit whether you're a local or a first time visitor to NYC!