How cute is this dessert? Ian Chalermkittichai recently replaced Pichet Ong as the pastry chef of Spot Dessert Bar. He kept a few classics but revamped most of the menu. Certainly for the better. Among his many new offerings is this Thai Tea Crème Brûlée. It comes with a miniature Hot Thai Tea! A small work of art on slate boards.
Let’s move from left to right. First there’s Thai Tea Crème Brûlée. Then a Flourless Jasmine Rice Wafer. A glass of Hot Thai Tea. A tiny pitcher of Simple Syrup. And Evaporated Milk. Pour syrup and milk into the glass of tea. Adjust to taste. Crack the caramelized brûlée shell with your spoon and sink into the velvety custard.
Hot Thai Tea also comes in full-size if you desire. The warming amber color is decidedly soothing, and it would surely be a shame to neglect all the evaporated milk on the bottom. Stir up. Rich and sweet. It’s a cheerful welcome to Autumn with arms wide open.
Spot Dessert Bar
13 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10003