I arrived back in New York late and was starving. Where should I go that is still open late?
Without any hesitation, it was off to Luke's Lobster for a lobster roll. My first lobster roll after hearing so much about them. I did send a workmate of mine there last week and he reported back that it was good. With high expectations set, how will it fare?
Lobster Roll $15
First bite in, you get chilled lobster with a soft bun that has a slight crunch on the exterior where it has been toasted and slab with butter. This is good. The lobster stays refreshing being chilled and have not been tainted with any creamy overkill. That went to the bun. Like all things that uses butter, it always works but you might feel slightly greasy at the end. No biggie as you can always request for less/no butter.
One lobster roll is not enough if you're seeking a meal. At $15 buckeroos for a lobster roll, I think going for the Taste of Maine at $21 where you get 1/2 lobster roll, 1/2 shrimp roll, 1/2 crab roll, 2 empress claws, crisp and a drink would be a better option.
With Protein in my late night snack done, it was time for some sweets. A few blocks down from Luke's Lobster is the Momofuku Milk Bar. I did head to the mid-town branch the week before but this time, the original store will be my next stop.
Even for a weekday, the place is busy. I got my order in a takeaway brown bag that says Milk. How cute!
Back in the warmth of my hotel room, couldn't wait to dig in but have to resist. Need to take some photos first, haha!
I love the cereal milk bottle, reminds me of those glass bottles that the milkman used to deliver in the past. This was plastic but I guess this will be the modern version as the modern us would rather carry light and flexible plastic than heavy glass bottles?
How does it taste like? It's like diluted cold Horlicks which I loved as a kid. The milk is very light with a slight sweet aftertaste. Makes for very easy drinking. And no, no cereals in the milk for you to crunch on.
Next was the Crack Pie which is a oaty crust with a gooey butter filling. This IS good. You bite into a very thin moist and crunchy base with a melt-in-your-mouth butter filling that hits the sweet spot.
Surprisingly, it's not OTT sweet. You get the rich butter taste but not overly so. It's like the buttery sweetness hits you right at the start but slowly dissipates as you chew so you get to the crunchy base and grittiness. This is GOOD as it means you can enjoy the whole slice without feeling sick after but it's BAD as you can devour the whole slice and more without thinking!
I am liking this Milk Bar. If I have time, might try their truffles and boozy milkshakes before heading back to London.
Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar, 207 2nd Ave, East Village, New York, NY 10003