Saturday, June 16, 2012


The Chinese aren't internationally renowned for their prowess w/ sweets, but they certainly have the street-side mini cake racket on lock.  Mr. Ling is one of the many mini cake purveyors littering Canal street.  The fierce competition drives down prices, and you can often get 15 cakes for $1.  I'm not sure which outpost has the best cakes, but for $1 a pop, you can try a bunch on judge for yourself.

Ling's Mini Cakes
Canal & Mulberry

When fresh, the cakes are crispy and warm w/ an airy center.  They taste a lot like Nilla Wafers, and I imagine they are heaven with some ice cream.  Next time you are in Chinatown or Flushing, give these a go.

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