Tei An's Soba Ice Cream: Can We Just Take the Carton Home With Us?

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In Happy Endings, foodbitch goes on the hunt for Dallas' unsung and unsurpassed desserts. Today: the soba ice cream at Tei An.

Trying to name the best desserts in Dallas is an impossible task. Almost as impossible as naming the best burgers, pizza or zombies. Of course I do have my own lists of all of those, and while you're certainly more than welcome to ask, today I'd like to start a new conversation. One about the best desserts you might not have tried but should.

And I'd like to begin with the soba ice cream with kuromitsu (Japanese sugar syrup) black honey at Tei An in One Arts Plaza.

I'm a huge fan -- a large, waving, expertly folded, oriental-style fan -- of Tei An. Whisper "white seaweed salad" softly in my ear at three in the morning and I'll be dressed and ready to take down three courses by 3:02. Why? Because the whole place is a true experience. From the zen-like, modern d├ęcor to the extremely knowledgeable staff to owner and chef Teiichi Sakurai, Tei An exudes quiet confidence in its craft. The food there is special. Case in point: this simple, elegant dessert.

It arrives an unassuming, creamy scoop of coolness atop a mysterious pool of black honey, dusted with a golden powder, resting on a crisp, white plate. The taste is at once familiar, like vanilla, and yet unlike anything you've had before. It's beautiful, and you must try it. Just make sure to slow down, close your eyes and taste its magic.

Was it good for you? You're welcome.

And if you liked that, you should check out their bathrooms. You won't be disappointed.

Follow City of Ate and foodbitch on Twitter. But if you follow her to Tei An she will make you watch while she eats a white seaweed salad followed by this dessert. She will not let you have some. Consider yourself warned.

Location Info

Tei-An

1722 Routh St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

Still waiting on "The Best strip club buffets" article.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I doubt foodbitch would do it. Maybe Scott? Laura? One of them has to be brave enough to tackle it. I'm sure Whitt could contribute, at least in suggestions.

foodbitch
foodbitch

I ain't afraid of no strip club.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I guarantee 10 different posters will comment. That is, if it's ok with Mr. Tone that you undertake such a tough assignment.

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