Cure That Sweet Tooth


Miss Coffee‘s Pat Bing Soo (Korean Shaved Ice)
The base of pat bing soo is shaved ice and sweet red adzuki beans, but this one comes in a huge Pyrex measuring cup. Bring your friends because Miss Coffee gives you an equivalent of eight bowls in one order. Experiment with the sweet toppings. $16; 300 S. Hobart Blvd., Suite 101, Los Angeles, 90020

Night + Market‘s Ice Cream Sandwich
Thai street food restaurant, Night + Market, has Chef Kris Yenbamroong serving up a Thai version of the classic American ice cream sandwich. Theirs has grilled sweet bread stuffed with coconut sticky rice and a scoop of coconut ice cream, topped with toasted mung beans and sweetened condensed milk. This “sandwich” is simple, refreshing, sweet, and hits all the right spots. $4.50; 9043 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Mo-Chica‘s Picarones
Chef Ricardo Zarate’s contemporary Peruvian restaurant downtown is serving up vegetables for dessert in his picarones beignets. Sweet potato and kabocha, a type of Peruvian squash, are deep fried, dusted with sugar and served alongside a shot glass full of chancaca honey dressing. It’s light. It’s fluffy and it’s an unexpected favorite. $7; 514 West 7th St., Los Angeles, 90014

Napa Valley Grille‘s Sweet Corn Crepes
These desserts are extra special because they are gluten-free! They fill corn crepes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh blueberries. It’s simple, but it does the trick. $8; 1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, 90024

Beer Belly‘s Deep Fried Pop Tarts
Anything is good deep fried. Now take a childhood favorite better and do just that and add ice cream! You can reminisce while satisfying your sweet side. $6; 532 S Western Ave., Los Angeles, 90020

Animal‘s Simplified Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar
Ok, we said, everything is good deep fried. Well, everything is better with bacon. Animal’s signature bacon chocolate crunch bar was introduced in 2009 but it’s still remains to be a favorite to this day. The chocolate tart is über rich, so the salt from the bacon and the salt and pepper ice cream balance it out. It’s the perfect relationship. $8; 35 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Boba 7‘s Bobagasm
This is boba on steroids. They add a little bit of alcohol to the mix. By a little, I mean a lot. This boba concoction has a combo of kahlua and baileys with those delicious balls of honey. Also, their Green Tea Heinekin boba is noteworthy. Yes, beer and boba. $6; 518 W 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

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