Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
The SGV is such a special place. There’s always something new popping up left and right. Here are three new dessert shops in east Los Angeles to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Go Cakes is the hottest dessert shop to hit the San Gabriel Valley. Located in San Marino, the aesthetically pleasing retail space/coffee shop/cake shop is an Instagrammer’s dream come true. Complete with blush and rainbow colored-tones, each decoration has been meticulously thought through to bring a perfect, modern and Pinterest-worthy touch.
Obanyaki, or imagawayaki, is a Japanese street dessert made with batter that is cooked in a unique, round-shaped cast-iron pan. The pastry/dessert is grilled on low fire until crispy on the outside. The center is filled with a filling that oozes out like molten lava with each bite. Traditional obanyaki is filled with sweet azuki bean paste, although in recent years it has become a trend to fill the pastries with other fillings. The snacks, which have been around for about 300 years, since the Edo period, is similar to a thick, stuffed pancake.
Dot and Dough
A malasada is a Portuguese donut made of small balls of yeast dough that are deep fried and then topped with granulated sugar. The confections, which became popular in Hawaii, found themselves there due to the Portuguese who went to Hawaii in the 1800s to work on the sugarcane plantations. Although traditional Portuguese malasadas do not contain any type of filling, many new variations in Hawaii and beyond, do.
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