The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

a solitary fooding day

...was not today. But it was yesterday, so I'll fill you in on that.

After my 4:45 PM class I decided I needed more knish. Those bloated baked balls of happiness just won't go away. Back to Yonah Schimmel's I went.

vegetable knish
gotta slice the knish, it's too BIG
vegetable knish
And I have to eat it with a fork

I reheated it in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Mm mm. They use a microwave to heat them up if you want but microwaves suck the crap (I haven't voluntarily used on in years, figuring everything can be reheated by steaming, baking, frying...and other stuff). Re-baking made it so good. In retrospect, it didn't have lots of flavor but as I'm not well versed in the world of knishes I have no idea how flavorful it's supposed to be. I like it anyhoo.

Which reminds me; I tried an egg cream yesterday for the first time. I somehow got interested in trying one despite not being much of a beverage lover and from the chowhound thread on egg creams I decided to go to Gem Spa. While it was a nice drink, I don't see what's very special about it. It tastes exactly like what it's made of (seltzer, chocolate syrup, milk) but no flavor dominates, which might be good, unless you're a chocoholic like me. I'd like to drink melted chocolate ice cream. :) It was worth trying though, just kind of odd for tasting a bit like soda, chocolate and somewhat creamy yet no single thing at once.

I roamed around Chinatown on the way down from Yonah Schimmel's and got a random staple Chinatown bakery item.

coconut pudding tart thingy = eaten!
coconut pudding tart thingy?

I never had it before, although I can say the same about most Chinatown desserts. A lot of them are similar though (like buns) but this one is a bit different. If you like coconut, TRY THIS! It's like a macaroon in a pastry shell with some pudding at the bottom, kind of. I heated that in the oven also or it wouldn't have tasted nearly as good.

And I took silly photos because I like to play with my food.

Cream Collon army (bird's eye view)
Cream Collon!

Cream Collon is so good. Dammit! DAMN!


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