If you're a fan of bread pudding, this should be at the top of your must-try list. Bread and Butter Pudding ($10) is a classic on the dessert menu at Annisa. It comes to the table as one giant square atop a bright pool of meyer lemon curd. The pudding is dotted with poppy seeds, steaming and custardy. My favorite part is the contrast between the crisp surface and a plush interior that begs for a long drag through the tart, creamy curd. Don't bother splitting this with a friend—you'll each want your own.
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.