[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Nama Chocolates are the signature sweets at the newly opened ROYCE' in midtown. The ROYCE' brand is popular throughout Asia, but this is the first U.S. location, opened in partnership with Ken Romaniszyn (the man behind Lady M Confections). Each chocolate cube is dusted in cocoa powder, and thanks to the high cream content, they literally melt in your mouth. No chewing required, and they're easy on the sugar, too.


Here's a look at the whole box, twenty pieces ($18) to a set. The store packs it up with a insulating slip upon purchase; make sure to keep them refrigerated or else they will melt. The chocolate champagne is my favorite flavor, but they also come in milk chocolate, a bitter chocolate infused with Hennessy V.S.O.P...


and white chocolate and matcha/green tea!

ROYCE' Chocolate

509 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 (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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