[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Dessert Club ChikaLicious recently introduced a ton of new desserts and we'll be sure to eat them all eventually. But let's kick off Monday afternoon with these NY Malassadas ($4.95). Malassadas may as well be the Hawai'i state dessert, so you can bet I was over the top thrilled to see these on the menu. The ChikaLicious version uses a lighter, puffy, brioche-like dough. It's deep-fried and stuffed (traditional malassadas are not stuffed) with your choice of cool vanilla pastry cream or banana pudding, both stellar options. It's then dusted in cinnamon and sugar. You can eat this with two hands or fork and knife. Either way you'll make a pretty big mess, but that's what napkins are for.

Dessert Club ChikaLicious

1652 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10028 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.


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