I have a friend visiting soon who’s seriously into ube desserts, especially cold ones like slushes, ice cream, etc. She also likes taro. I’m seriously into taro desserts, especially pastry-type ones. I also like ube. Where can we live our ube and taro dreams?
Westside or southwest destinations preferred, but we’ll hit Miracle Mile and Hollywood/Echo Park at least once each. And if there’s really fantastic ube and/or taro desserts anywhere in the city, we’re willing to drive to them.
I’m already planning to hit Coolhaus for Halo My Name is ube ice cream, Big Boi for rolls with ube butter, and Scoops Westside in case they have ube or taro gelato. 85 Degrees has marble taro buns with taro paste. Where else should we go?
All this recent talk of taro has made me crave this Chaozhou dish:
Ginkgo and mashed taro dessert (金果芋泥), with red pitted dates, yam, and silver ear fungus, from NBC Seafood Restaurant (Monterey Park)… Just spectacular. Perfect to round off a sumptuous Chinese New Year banquet feast on a chilly evening!!!