de oink cafe guide to … new york city! dylan’s candy bar and serendipity 3

Kat wanted to revisit Serendipity 3 which she went at her last trip to New York City. If you are unfamiliar with Serendipity 3, this cute little bistro got famous because of this movie.

Dylan’s Candy Bar

When we reached Serendipity, there was a queue and we needed to wait for at least an hour. So we went around the vicinity and spotted Dylan’s Candy Bar – founded by the daughter of Ralph Lauren, Dylan Lauren. Before we went into the store, I was like “Okay, let’s take a look. I doubt I will buy anything’. All I can say was I had to take my words back.

Carrots and peas that you really want to eat

May the force be with you

The moment you stepped in, it was like modernised Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – whatever sweets you want, they have it. Dylan stocked candy, chocolate and even related merchandises (Kat bought a pair M&Ms earrings).

“Bacon” loots for TFP

I chanced upon a bunch of bacon flavoured lollies and I knew I have to get them for my bacon loving friend – The Food  Pornographer. While I was paying for them, the cashier went “Someone sure loves bacon”.

After Dylan, we went back to Serendipity and got our seats.

Serendipity 3

Garden salad

I went for the dinner special – country fried steak while Kat ordered the spiced chicken flambé. All the mains came with a garden salad – we only took one serving as “someone” don’t eat vegetables. Sad to inform the garden salad is just a salad. Nothing magical.

Spiced chicken flambe (US$23)

Kat was rather happy with the spiced chicken flambé which was drowned in this creamy winey (brandy Madeira to be specific)sauce. I had a taste – the chicken was cooked well as for the sauce, I don’t fancy it. The alcohol taste (and smell) was just overwhelming.

Country fried steak (US$20)

For my country fried steak, it was alright. Though the steak was overcooked, I like the gravy very much.

Frrrozen hot chocolate (US$8.95)

When one is at Serendipity, it will be very wrong to leave without drying their famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. Topped with (a lot of) whipped cream, this frozen dessert was a killer – it was rich and chocolatey. It was not disgustingly sweet so you just kept wanting more.  I was surprised the girl at the next table managed to finish it by herself. I was suffering from brain freeze!

One day I’ll be back for this

I am not very keen on the mains at Serendipity but I definitely come back for their desserts. Frrrozen!

Dylan’s Candy Bar
1011 Third Ave
New York, NY 10021
Mon-Thu:  10am – 9pm; Fri & Sat: 10am- 10pm; Sun: 11am- 9pm


Serendipity 3
225 East 60th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY 10022
Sun-Thu:  11:30am to midnight; Fri: 11:30am to 1:00am; Sat:  11:30am to 2:00am

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