Back in 1982, far before street food became trendy and popular, Ling’s Sweet Mini Cakes had set up shop and began selling Hong Kong-style mini cakes on the streets of Chinatown. One of only two original mini cake stands, Ling’s is now the only one still standing from those days.
It’s not hard to see why. The cakes, which are technically egg waffles and not cakes at all, still draw substantial lines and remain one of Manhattan’s must-eat desserts. There are a ton of options for toppings (like peanut butter and Nutella), but the classic condensed milk and chocolate drizzles lock down the classic Hong Kong street food flavor. And at $1.50 for an order of 15, we’re talking about one of the best dessert deals in town. Need these cakes right this very minute? Book ‘em for your next event.
Mini cakes with condensed milk, Nutella, and chocolate. Good luck not eating all 15 in one bite.