Penang and The Bent Spoon

May 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

Before graduation, Tiff, Murphy and I went to Penang for lunch before going to The Bent Spoon in Princeton for some frozen goodness with Rob and Tonia.

I don’t go to Penang often at all, but one thing I never fail to order is the roti canai. Warm flaky pita-ish bread dipped in rich savory curry is a match made in heaven. My shrimp and pork noodle soup fell a little bit flat – pork was really dry and the noodles were slightly gummy, but I didn’t really care since I knew we’d be in for a treat later.

The Bent Spoon is a cute little ice cream/baked goods shop located in Palmer Square right across from Princeton University’s campus. Everything about it is tiny and adorable, but the ice cream is SERIOUS. Deep Sicilian blood orange, the nuttiest hazelnut, creamy coconut, and tart raspberry sorbet. On a day that was pretty warm but not quite humid, it was the perfect indulgence as we sat outside and sampled each of the flavors. I think I may have had too much of Rob’s hazelnut because he was bitter about it later, but I never let anything get between me and whatever I want to eat, I didn’t really care.

Bent Spoon also has a pretty good assortment of huge, soft cookies (the triple chocolate chunk was, of course, my favorite) and mini cupcakes, which I have yet to try. I guess that just means we’ll have to go back sometime soon.

The Bent Spoon
35 Palmer Square West
Princeton, NJ

Something else I realized and have to fix this summer: I’ve been super lazy about categorizing entries and including addresses of all the places I’ve visited (which I’d imagine would be useful information)…so the goal is to finish organizing all of that by the end of the summer. Hah!


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