New York City vs. San Francisco Round 5: Egg puffs

November 29, 2008 at 6:26 pm (dessert, food, new york city, restaurants, review, san francisco)

I had a fun NYC adventure with sister Da, cousin Hehe, and He’s friend Shine.  We ate bread and spreads at Le Pain Quotidien.  Hehe’s funny – she couldn’t stop smiling while we were eating.  We also went to FAO Schwartz – ridiculously crowded on Thanksgiving weekend, but we weren’t in a hurry.  We stopped by an exhibit of can sculptures.  It’s to raise awareness and money about hunger and all the cans are donated in the end.  Here’s my favorite:

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We finished the day by going to Chinatown to get dumplings – 4 or 5 for $1.  They weren’t the best dumplings ever, but for $1, how can you complain?

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We also collected some rice pudding from Rice To Riches.  It’s like a gelato or yogurt place, but with rice pudding.  It’s pretty overpriced, good idea, and pretty good.  The best thing is the cute containers that they come in.

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But on to the egg puffs.  We found an egg puff cart vendor in Chinatown.  $1 for a bag of puffs.  I can’t remember how much they were in SF at Genki crepes, but definitely more than that.  The egg puffs in SF had better texture, but the NYC cart puffs had better flavor – they had a bit of orange to them.  Plus, they’re $1.  From a cart on the street.  Despite the vastly superior texture of the SF puffs, I think this round still has to go to NYC.  I was smiling like Hehe by the end of the day.

NYC: 2
SF: 3

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2 Comments

  1. Christina said,

    Ben and I visited the Rice to Riches place when we were in NYC. It was good, but expensive and trendy (reminded me of the Marina). We still have our bowl and spoons, but haven’t found a great use for them. I use it for ice cream sometimes. What will you be using yours for?

    I just read David Lebovitz’s post on City Bakery. You will have to take me there when I visit. The apple tart and pretzel croissants look yummy!

  2. babblingblueberry said,

    My sister is more in love with the bowl and spoons, so she’ll be keeping it. We got ours to go so we have the lid. I guess we could use it as a container for lunch. Or she can. The Rice to Riches street has a wire with lots of shoes and other random crap hanging from it. That’s kinda fun.

    I haven’t had the apple tart at City Bakery, so if we go to eat pretzel croissants, I’ll try the apple tart.

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