We're in New York City, discovering the places that are serving up the most unique sweet treats from around the world. In Red Hook, Brooklyn, check out La Newyorkina. At this Mexican sweet shop, they specialize in paletas, which are ice pops made with fresh fruit. Try the the milk-based Fresa Fields Forever, which has whole chunks of ripe, sugary strawberries and pieces of buttery cookies. Or slurp the Chamoyada: a sweet, tart, spicy, yet surprisingly addictive answer to the snow cone. On the Lower East Side we sample Thai street sweets at Juicy Spot Cafe. Here, they make ice cream to order on a special cold plate, curl it into thin rolls, and finish it with a variety of unique toppings. With flavors like green tea, and toppings like grass jelly and dragon fruit, these are sundae's with exotic flavors and textures that will keep your taste buds intrigued and happy . At Mocu-Mocu in Hell's Kitchen, they make a Japanese street sweet called Obanyaki. These are stuffed pancakes that are made to order in a special cast-iron mold. The Apple Compote and Custard Cream Obanyaki tastes like a warm slice of apple pie a la mode: a sweet, tart, and creamy filling surrounded by a warmly-spiced, hand-held pancake that's crispy on the outside.
Aired: 6 Jan 2016