Sugar Rush: Wafers, Matcha Squares, and Cocoa Marshmallows at ROYCE'
We briefly mentioned the fresh cream Nama Chocolates from ROYCE a few weeks ago. It's the brand's signature sweet, and the must try item if you're only having one thing. But say you want more? Say your sweet tooth deserves a little reward?
Make it the cocoa marshmallows ($14 for a box of 20 to 25). Most chocolate marshmallows on the market are chocolate-dipped/chocolate-covered. But these are simply dusted in blend of coffee and cocoa. Single-bite, squishy and just sweet enough, it's like popcorn at the movies. You can never stop at just one.
They also do something called the Prafeuille Chocolat "Maccha" (30 pieces for $18), thin squares of matcha chocolate. A bite reveals a slow-oozing liquid matcha sauce, like a thick, concentrated tea syrup. It's great with hot tea.
And finally there are the Chocolate Wafers (12 pieces for $17), which come in Hazelnut Cream and Tiramisu Cream.
I'm a fan of the latter, a mini-stack of wafers with layers of both chocolate and mascarpone. The cubes are dipped in white chocolate and individually wrapped. Dangerously convenient.
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.