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15 Great Late Night Bites in Midtown

In the Midnight Hour The Serious Eats Team Post a comment

Eating well late at night in midtown isn't quite as easy as it is elsewhere in New York, but that doesn't mean you can't do well for yourself and your maybe-tipsy urges. So here's your guide: burgers, pizza, Korean Spam stews, street meat, and plenty more to eat in the business heart of Manhattan. More

7 Great Places for Soft-Serve in NYC

Carey Jones 3 comments

If given a choice between soft-serve and regular ice cream, I'd take soft-serve in a second. I'm crazy for its airy-light texture, how it's always perfectly lick-off-the-cone-able. And New York happens to be an excellent place for soft-serve, ranging from treats as simple as Mr. Softee to as complex as coconut soy milk soft-serve or goat's milk orange blossom. Come see 7 of our favorites in the city! More

Sugar Rush: Kuro Goma Sweet Tofu at Kyotofu

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

Three components make up this impressive dessert plate ($8) at Kyotofu. More

Sugar Rush: Anmitsu at Kyotofu

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

Though the ingredients in the Anmitsu ($10) at Kyotofu change seasonally, they are always a colorful tangle of textures and flavors that complement one another. More

9 Warm Chocolate Desserts We Love in NYC

Kathy YL Chan 5 comments

There's a season for everything, and the first few months of each year are the season for warm chocolate desserts. From the silky hot fudge that tops ice cream sundaes and soft-serve filled eclairs, to molten chocolate cakes (and one with a molten green tea-white chocolate interior!), we've got you covered. Check out nine warm chocolate desserts we love this winter. More

Sugar Rush: Mini Cupcakes at Kyotofu

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

At Kyotofu, miniature cupcakes are sold in ribbon-wrapped quartets. They're bite-sized versions of their regular cupcakes, ideal for those who want a taste of everything. More

5 Non-Traditional Soft-Serve Spots We Love

Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Here are five unique soft-serve spots we love; let us know if we've missed yours! More

Sugar Rush: Granola and Soft-Serve at Kyotofu

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

While I often go for matcha mochi or kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup) whipped cream as the one free topping, on my last visit the hostess suggested I branch into something new—perhaps the recently introduced granola. More

Top 5 Restaurant Sweets of 2010

Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

Picking just five restaurant desserts is no easy feat—but in this list, you'll find plated desserts that are both delicious and accessible. At most places, you can just drop in at the bar or during off hours for dessert alone; and for the Chocolate Ricotta Tortino at Del Posto, make it the your dessert selection for their excellent $29 http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2009/12/new-menu-lunch-at-del-posto-mario-batali-italian-four-star-gamble-review.html. Today, the Top 5 Restaurant Sweets of 2010. More

Top 10 Spots for Pumpkin Ice Cream in New York

Kathy YL Chan 8 comments

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, you may have buttery, flaky holiday pies on the brain. But don't forget about frozen pumpkin sweets, one of the real highlights of the season. We scouted the city for pumpkin goodness in all frozen forms—ice cream, custard, gelato and soft-serve—and here we present you our Top Ten. More

Lunch for One: Bento Box Omakase at Kyotofu

Lunch for One Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] We last visited Kyotofu in the spring with a meal of five sweets, the Dessert Kaiseki. Today we're back, this time for the $15 Bento Box Omakase. The lunch omakase varies daily, but always begins... More

Kyotofu's Dessert Kaiseki

Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Kyotofu in Hell's Kitchen offers a lunch dessert kaiseki during the day— $17 for five "courses" plated on one large dish. The components change every now and then, but you can always count on the... More

Sugar Rush: Kyotofu's Pumpkin Soft Serve

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 3 comments

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan] I suggest you pumpkin fiends hurry your tushes over to Kyotofu in Hell's Kitchen before the 17th. Pumpkin soft serve (soy-based, like all their soft serves) is on the menu only till the end of... More

Kyotofu Anniversary Means Free Samples All Day Today

Zach Brooks 1 comment

Kyotofu, the Hell's Kitchen Japanese tofu and dessert bar, is one year old. And to celebrate their anniversary they will be giving out free samples of their new cupcakes, mini misos, & more all day long. And while they have... More

Cassie's Truck and Kyotofu Promise More Cupcakes

Zach Brooks 1 comment

Photograph by The Wandering Eater Just when you thought the cupcake craziness might start to die down a little, these two bits of intel hit the blogosphere today. Grub St. reports that the Hell's Kitchen Japanese dessert bar Kyotofu... More

Sugar Rush: Restaurant Ice Cream To Go

Sugar Rush Zach Brooks Post a comment

In the right corner, wearing blue and white striped trunks, Duane Park! Earlier today, Grub St. posted a great round up of restaurants offering ice cream to go this summer. The list includes Quality Meats, Seymour Burton, Kyotofu and... More

Sugar Rush: New Soft Serve at Kyotofu

Sugar Rush Zach Brooks 4 comments

At first glance this may look like your standard chocolate/vanilla swirled soft serve, but it most definitely is not. It's the latest offering from Kyotofu, the Japanese dessert restaurant/bakery/tofu shrine in Hell's Kitchen. Added to the menu at the... More

Kyotofu: Best NYC Cupcake and Strangely Beguiling Sweet Tofu

Ed Levine Post a comment

Kyotofu's Signature Sweet Tofu. Photograph by Tam I finally made it to the jewel-like Japanese tofu palace Kyotofu yesterday. I had the chef's lunch dessert selection, and thought most of the offerings were more intriguing than singularly delicious. I... More

Shochu Tasting at Kyotofu

Adam Kuban 1 comment

Online food magazine Cravings is having a shochu tasting event at Kyotofu. Shochu is a distilled liquor popular in Japan—often weaker than whisky but stronger than sake. The respective staffs of Cravings and Kyotofu will match different types of sochu... More

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