Pumpkin Pie 

I’ve always like pumpkin pie as it’s essentialy a custard pie and I love egg-based desserts.

A few weeks ago I was strolling through my neighborhood and decided to have lunch at Pie Hole.

I had the chicken pot pie as the first course of my repast. 

The chicken pot pie was good. There was a decent amount of white meat within and the crust was perfect. 

The pumpkin pie was creamy and smooth. I loved it. Not only do I like pumpkin, but I also enjoy pumpkin spice in all of its splendor. 


Boston Cream Doughnut 

As I allow myself to eat dessert on the weekend, a few weeks ago I decided to check out Winchell’s Donuts, an established doughnut shop.

It was a good Boston cream. It tasted more wholesome than a Krispy Kreme of the same varietal. There was more chocolate on the doughnut than the latter. The coffee was as bad as one might expect, but this late morning treat gave me a huge caffeine and sugar rush. 

Mango Sticky Rice

I was excited to have authentic Thai food with the possibility that mango sticky rice would be available when my brother and I went to a Thai restaurant in Hollywood near Little Armenia. Called Crispy Pork Gang and Grill, located in a small strip mall inhabited by other Siamese establishments. 

What makes this dessert remarkable is the sweet, fatty and saltiness of the glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk and a perfectly ripe mango, both intensely sour and fruity and floral. 

It was excellent. The serving of green curry with pork was more than ample. 

The green curry was very good. Present was galangal and Thai basil and enough chilies to make me sweat. 

Of course the Thai iced tea was good!

Flan con Chocolate 

The proprietor called this flan something else, but it was flan with a chocolate crust.

It was only 20 pesos and it was good. I like flan with the traditional caramel sauce, but this was acceptable. I didn’t know what it was before I ordered it.

This stall can be found in the food court known as Mercado San Camilto on the north side of Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City. 

Churro Relleno con Dulce de Leche

On my way to Trotsky’s house I happened by this hipster food court in the neighborhood of Coyoacán in Mexico City.

I was still a little sleepy so I reckoned a churro and a latte would energize me.

And a churro stuffed with dulce de leche?

Even more energy.

It was very good but I would felt gluttonous having another, even if I was on vacation. 

El Moro Churreria 

There was a line to get into this place and I hadn’t had chocolate in several days, so in I went.

Around since 1935, churros are all this establishment serves.

I had churros with Spanish chocolate, spiced with cinnamon. The coffee tasted like it came from the nearest Shell station and I only took a few sips of it. The churros and the chocolate were very good. 

Guyaba Cheesecake 

I don’t think I had ever had guyaba before this trip to Mexico so I tried it nearly whenever I saw it.

I ate it at a little chain coffeehouse in el Centro Historico in Mexico City. It is sweet and reminded me of soursop or mangosteen. The little cheesecake was light and fluffy. 

I had it at el Cielito Cafe. It’s across from el Palacio de Bellas Artes.