Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

HOUSE OF INASAL, 65-14 Roosevelt Avenue (between 67th Street and 65th Place), Woodside, Queens

For most of us in this country, this has been a tough week. Half of the country is completely destroyed by the election results and all the anxiety leading up to it. This is not a political blog so I am not going to talk about all the ways to get involved and work on making changes – but those ideas are out there.

When I feel miserable, the first thing I do is indulge in food or drink. Makes me feel better. And I imagine that’s true for most people.

So this week, I recommend heading out to Queens for one of the most decadent and delcious desserts I’ve had in a long time.

On the dessert menu at House of Inasal, one of the newer Filipino restaurants in Woodside, Queens is a unique street food that will no doubt make everyone feel better. And it’s the perfect thing to order after a rich meal of grilled meats or fried quail eggs.

Pandi-Ice Cream at HOUSE OF INASAL

Firstly, sweet eggy pandesal bread is toasted and liberally painted with thick halaya, which is ube (purple sweet potato) jam. Then it’s topped with a scoop of the same deep purple-colored ice cream. And finally, it’s garnished with some pinipig (crunchy rice) and young coconut.

It’s sweet, warm, cold, crunchy, and absolutely luxurious. Aside from that, the rich stark purple, yellow, and white color contrast looks pretty cool. How’s that for distraction? Price: $5.50 (2 sandwiches)

HOUSE OF INASAL
65-14 Roosevelt Avenue (between 67th Street and 65th Place),
Woodside, Queens
(718) 429-0709
houseofinasal.com
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Brian Hoffman is a classically trained actor who is now a full-time tour guide, blogger, and food obsessive. He leads food and drink tours around New York City, which not only introduce tour-goers to delicious food, but gives them a historical context. He also writes food articles for Gothamist and Midtown Lunch in addition to overseeing this blog and a few food video series, including Eat This, Locals Know, and Around the World in One City.

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