Cereal Milk, Crack Pie, and More at Momofuku Milk Bar
August 28th, 2012 by donuts4dinner

When you’ve finished licking the fat of a whole rotisserie duck off your fingers at Momofuku Ssam Bar and your friends claim they couldn’t possibly even look at the dessert menu, the only thing to do is to say goodbye to all of them, walk one block in whatever direction they happen to not be going in, and then to quickly double back to Momofuku Milk Bar, the bakery offshoot of David Chang’s restaurant mini-empire.

The idea of Milk Bar chef Christina Tosi “living in Brooklyn, NY, with her three dogs and eating an unconscionable amount of raw cookie dough every day” like the Milk Bar website says kind of makes me want to vomit all over her cereal milk–wait, excuse me, Cereal Milk™–but you gotta figure she’s doing something right if even my friend in the backwoods of South Carolina is singing the praises of the Milk Bar cookbook.

Here’s a sampling of the offerings:

Momofuku Milk Bar Crack Pie
Crack Pie

Just for the record, this tastes exactly like my aunt’s famous old-fashioned cream pie (or sugar pie, as it’s known elsewhere). Which is pretty much the reason any of us show up for family functions in Ohio. And as a regular weekend crack-cocaine abuser, I can tell you with great confidence that this is absolutely nothing like crack. But I can also tell you with great confidence that it takes something bigger than mere narcotics to draw a family together. It’s not as creamy and jiggly as my aunt’s, but I love how dense and lemon-bar-like the texture of this one is.

Momofuku Milk Bar Corn Cookie
corn cookie

Everything’s better with corn. I could actually use a lot more corn flavor in this–my cookies don’t have to be super-sweet–but this is just what I want to bite into when I buy a cookie. Not some shelf-stale crunchy thing but a giant, flimsy, almost-uncooked-in-the-center butter-slab that I have to hold with both hands lest the middle simply droop right out of it.

Momofuku Milk Bar Cereal Milk Ice Cream
Cereal Milk™ ice cream

All the flavor of caramelized cornflakes with none of the getting-stuck-in-your-teeth. Well, until you have them top it with more cornflakes. Then it’s your fault. But if you’re going to get one thing at Milk Bar, make it this.

Momofuku Milk Bar
251 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003 (map)
(other locations)

3 Responses  
  • Elliepie writes:
    August 28th, 20124:32 pmat

    Yes, if even the unsophisticated trend-dunce in south cackalacky has heard of it, why, it must be sumthin!

    • donuts4dinner writes:
      August 28th, 20124:57 pmat

      Oh, man, that made me laaaaaaugh. Out loud. It’s way less impactful if I explain what a maven you are, so please forgive me.

      • Elliepie writes:
        August 30th, 201210:28 amat


        In fact, I wasn’t even mad. I mean, AYNOR.

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