A cool bakery in Midtown? Ma Peche’s Milk Bar – malt truffle cake balls and corn cookie02 Nov 2010, Posted by Ma Peche, Momofuku Milk Bar in
I finally had dinner at Momofuku’s Ma Peche in midtown last Friday. The dinner and savory was (mostly) excellent but all I could think about during the meal is what I was going to order at the Milk Bar. There are so many options at the Milk Bar and so many ways to mix and match it’s worth spending a good part of your dinner discussing the options.
I decided to go with one new item and one old standby. I also got a sample of some absolutely awesome “cereal milk” flavored soft serve ice cream (yes, it really tasted like cereal milk!).
The chocolate malt cake truffles are somewhere between an off-the-hook brownie made with really good chocolate; a mousse; and a solid chocolate ganache. The truffles were just so fresh and moist. But unlike say a brownie, it didn’t seem like the moistness was just coming from a half a stick of butter. They have other flavors as well : banana cake, chocolate chip cake and birthday cake.
The Corn cookie has been around for a while and Mrs. DessertBuzz describes them as the best part (the top) of a really great corn muffin. I agree with that description but I’ll add that it’s also sweeter than a typical corn muffin without being to sweet (the sugar crystals don’t make your teeth hurt. Get one you won’t be sorry.
The $3.oo for the Cake truffles is a bit steep but think of them more as special dessert than a bakery item. The Cookies at $1.85 are still some mighty good eating for that price.
Recommended: Milk bar chocolate malt cake truffle and corn cookie
Milk Bar (midtown) is located at 15 W. 56th St. btw 5th+6th Ave.
Their Website is here.