What I am about to introduce is one of my favorite hidden gems, yes I know, lots of places in New York get hailed as "hidden gem" but this one earns the moniker. Tucked away in the lobby of a historic building in Dumbo, Burrow, a Japanese Patisserie is just as hard to spot as the "speakeasy" bars — the entrance could take a while to find. This little shop is actually located right around the corner from the vintage store previously introduced, The Front General Store. If you are planning a visit, definitely check out both its a bundle of joy!
今天要來介紹的是一家日本甜點店 — Burrow。店如其名, Burrow的意思是地洞, 而難找的程度就像Speakeasy一樣明明有了地址卻找不到門進去, 每次和朋友邊聊天邊走去Burrow的路上都常常會不留意走過頭。第一次拜訪時不外乎同時非常期待卻也異常焦躁(尤其是肚子餓的時候)。雖然說是地洞, 不過它也同時位於之前介紹過的二手古董店附近: The Front General Store。
Burrow is the dessert places I visit most frequently, although I still manage to walk past many times. Once you find your way inside, you'll be greeted by the friendly proprietor ready to make you a warm drink or serve up a pastry from their mystical case of offerings. What they have here is a combination of Japanese delicacy and the warmth of American baking. From portrait cookies, tower of cream puffs to cactus-shaped macarons, the pastries are often too adorable and makes you think twice before eating. The flavors and selections change on a regular basis. There are even daily specials made with seasonal ingredients, such as the cherry blossom cakes and pumpkin pies. Snatch ‘em if you see ‘em! (they are kind of rare). Everything here is made with as much love as talent.
紐約的甜點文化就像它的民族風情一樣是個大鎔爐。Burrow可以說是我最喜歡也最常去的甜點店了, 它有著忠於真材實料的味道, 結合日式的精緻與美式烘焙的溫度, 連我不愛吃甜食的朋友都能自己吃好幾個蛋糕。Burrow厲害的地方除了能讓不愛吃甜食的人享受甜而不膩的糕點之外, 更是能滿足甜食愛好者的口味抓住他們成為常客。我想它與一般甜點店最大的不同就在於烘培師Ayako Kurokawa對於食材有著源源不絕的靈感, 每個禮拜甚至每天都能看見Burrow推出新的糕點。對於她而言, 除了本身對當季食材搭配有著扎實的經驗, 而且每樣餅乾與蛋糕更像是他的藝術創作。像是女孩辮子的奶油餅乾、自畫像的插畫蛋糕、仙人掌的立體夾心、黑人手指餅乾, 每個都像是一件小藝術品, 要下手吃它們之前都得想想到底該從哪裡開始吃才好。
"AYAKO KUROKAWA is a patissier and a food stylist in NYC. She picks her inspirations from her restaurant experiences, Brooklyn life, and day dreaming in the subway. She likes the comfort of wood, precious old things, and simple fresh dishes. She also loves to surprise people, and to bring smiles to their faces with her sweets."
68 Jay St #119, Brooklyn, NY 11201