[New York] Kyotofu

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Kyotofu | www.shopkyotofu.com
Address: 705 9th Ave (Hell’s Kitchen), New York, NY 10019
Date visited: 2013.01
Total bill: ~$20 + tip for two desserts
Verdict: Did not taste as good as it looked
Will return: No

– UPDATE 2013.05: CLOSED –

My friend and I came here for dessert only one night. We had read positive reviews on Yelp so we decided to give this a try.

Green Tea Creme Brulee ($10) with orange shiro an, vanilla bean ice cream, and chocolate tuile.
Creme brulee should be slightly gelatinous and wobbly but the texture of this was loose and runny like pudding. Excluding the caramelized top, this was literally just green tea pudding). I really wanted this to taste good but it didn’t.

Kyotofu Green Tea Creme Brulee

Orange shiro an, vanilla bean ice cream, and chocolate tuile.

Signature Sweet Tofu ($9) with kuromitsu black sugar syrup and black sesame tuile.
This is basically a solid firm version of soy milk. We broke up the black sesame tuille into small pieces and mixed it into the tofu, which added a nice flavor to it. We tried it with a bit of the syrup but the syrup tasted like medicine so we ate the rest sans syrup. Overall, this tasted just okay, nothing special.

Kyotofu Signature Sweet Tofu