Momofuku Milk Bar – New York City

I needed to get Meep something from NYC since he was feeling a little jealous about not being able to join me; what better way to let him have a taste of NYC than Momofuku baked goods?.

Before heading for our lunch, we stopped by Milk Bar in Midtown for my goodies.

It is dark and grim in there, with the flourescent sign – I felt like I was in some strip bar… Strange for 11 am! The menu is simply scribbled onto a chalkboard that occupies one of the walls of the Milk Bar.

There are a range of pies, cakes and lolli cake bites and milk displayed for sale at the counter.

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Then a wall filled with cookies and more cookies!!

Before purchasing the pies, I asked the lady behind the counter how well they travel. They weren’t too sure about the pies making it all the way back to California BUT it did! It actually stayed intact after being lugged around for over 7 hours before I even refrigerated them.

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This is what I got:

Crack Pie $5.25

I appreciate that the pies were in little boxes making it easy to transport and very reminiscent of my very first Apple pie from McD as a kid!!!

The pie looked harmless enough… till I took the first bite. The filling literally melts in the mouth with an intense butter flavour and almost caramel tasting w/o the burnt aspect. It was rich and probably a little much for one person but so good for sharing. Once you take a bite, you take another and another… Best when ice cold! Definitely lives up to the hype.

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Grasshopper Pie $5.25

I was not too impressed with this. I was debating between the Cinnamon Bun Pie but ended up with this. The filling was pretty much brownie, which was a tad dry topped with toasted marshmallow and a hint of mint in the pie itself. It was just ok.

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6 cookies for $10. All the cookies come in individual bags with detailed ingredient list stuck on them.

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6 cookies allow me to try one of each cookie they sell:

Peanut Butter Cookie

If you like peanut butter, then this is the cookie for you. Every bite was like eating a spoonful of peanut butter. A little too intense and sweet for me, but great for people who love Reese’s peanut butter cups.

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Cornflake-marshmallow-chocolate chip cookie

I was not crazy bout this cookie. The cornflakes got quite hard & chewy and keeps getting stuck in my molars. Not very pleasant to eat. Tastewise, it was interesting. I did not expect the cornflakes to be so prominent but they were, and the little chocholate chips and marshmallow made the cookie ultra chewy.

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Compost Cookie

Another signature item. The compost cookie – everything but the kitchen sink goes into this cookie. There is graham crackers, pretzels, potato chips, coffee grounds (just to name a few). It actually tasted pretty good.

It was sweet, salty and sticky. I found it intriguing and actually could not stop eating it because every bite is a little different because sometimes you get more sweet from the butterscotch chips then other times it is more salty. Not something I would crave but it was good.

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Chocolate-chocolate cookie

Delicious! The cookie was quite soft, almost tasted like it was underbaked intentionally so it has a little cookie dough ness to it. The chocolate was intense with a slight bitterness. I loved it!

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Blueberry & cream cookie

Meep’s favourite cookie of the batch. Again, the cookie was quite soft in the centre with a nice crust on the outside. The cookie was sweet and the cream bits were interesting, making it a little creamier than the usual cookie as it melts in the mouth. The dried blueberries were delicious.

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Corn cookie

My favourite- soft and still a little doughy. The flavours remind me of corn ice cream I love from Brunei. Meep did not like it at all so I guess you either hate it or love it. It does feel grainy and strange but then you get over it because it is delicious! Corny, sweet and a tad salty in every bite. Now I am craving for one as I type this.

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Total Damage: ~$23

Personal rating: 3.5 out of 5 (Pretty Darn Good)

The cookies are neither cheap nor conventional (Nothing beats Mrs Fields Chocolate chip cookies), but they are definitely fun. Some were better than others, but I guess you can’t expect the flavours to please every patron that walk in the store. Pies were quite creative as well, I wished I bought a couple more to try but there is only so much sweets Meep & I can finish before they probably get stale and not as yummy.

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Momofuku Milk Bar

15 W 56th St
Midtown West
New York, NY 10019

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