New York is undergoing an Asian dessert renaissance, from bing fen in the East Village to Filipino doughnuts in Long Island City. Desserts hold a special place in the Asian food scene: They are time- and labor-intensive, and often works of passion, like the tender, saffron-colored balls of motichoor laddoo at Shaheen Sweets. To walk into many of these shops is a visit to another country through the eyes of the owner, perhaps even a specific time and place. To note: Asian ice cream, shaved ice, and boba shops, along with restaurants with great pastry menus, also offer standout desserts — but this particular list focuses on largely dessert-heavy shops or markets in NYC.
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