First Look at Spot and Pichet Ong’s Daring Desserts

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Photo: Melissa Hom

OBAO isn’t the only restaurant that Ace Watanasuparp and Chai Huadwattana opened this week. Yesterday they also opened Spot Dessert Bar with another one of the city’s prominent Asian chefs, Pichet Ong, in the below-ground space that used to house the Iron Fairies store. With so many dessert options already on this block alone (Pinkberry, Red Mango, Yogurt Station, and the soft-serve at Baoguette Café, to name a few), it’s hard to imagine East Villagers are craving another one, but leave it to Pichet Ong to keep things interesting by offering exotically flavored puddings, cupcakes, and cookies, as well as creations such as a miso ice-cream sandwich (the wildest thing to happen to Asian ice-cream sandwiches since Xie Xie!).

Spot Dessert Bar, 13 St. Marks Pl., nr. Fourth Ave.; 212-677-5670

Madeleines
Honey Vanilla
Coconut Chocolate
12 for $4 or 24 for $7

Cupcakes
Mocha
Vanilla
Green tea
$3 each

Cookies
Coconut Chocolate Chip
Crispy Chinese Walnut
Ginger Oatmeal Raisin
$2.75 each or 3 for $8

Puddings To Go
Soft Cheesecake, Lime Walnut, Huckleberries
Chocolate Pudding, Thai Coffee, Cocoa Pearls
Coconut Panna Cotta, Lime Cream, Macaroon
$5 each or 3 for $13

Plated Desserts for In-House Eating
Soft Cheesecake, Lime, Walnut, Huckleberries
White Miso Ice Cream Sandwich, Olive Oil, Persimmon
Thai Coffee “Affogato,” Tapioca, Caramel Ice Cream
Sticky Toffee Jasmine Rice Pudding Créme Brulée
$6.50 each or 4 for $22

Ice Creams and Sherbets
Ice Creams: Ovaltine, Milk & Honey, Caramel Coffee
Sherbets: Mango, Chocolate o Liang, Coconut
$4 each or 3 for $8

Accompaniments & Toppings
Caramelized Rice Crispies
Walnut Cookie Crumbs
Coconut Macaroon
Chocolate Pearls
Green Tea Poached Raspberries
Vanilla Poached Persimmon
Lime Curd
Chocolate Sauce
$1 each

Spot Dessert Bar, 13 St. Marks Pl., nr. Fourth Ave.; 212-677-5670