You Need to Try This Cereal Milk Cream-Filled Donut in Chinatown

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This unique brioche donut treat from Mello bakery and cafe on East Pender St. is covered with flakes of slightly crunchy cereal and a dusting of powdered sugar. Its scaly, rather rough-looking exterior is thankfully gentle on the teeth and gums, giving way to a decadent centre full of a fluffy cereal milk cream — something entirely new to my palate, like an extra light crème pâtissière suspended with cereal dust. It was a pleasure from first bite to last, not as jarringly sweet as I half expected, and not at all reminiscent of a morning bowl of cereal. Unfortunately, the donut menu at this Chinatown shop changes daily, so it’s not a guaranteed get. It’s definitely something well worth keeping an eye out for, so keep vigilant watch.


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  1. I have to agree. This cereal milk donut may be the best donut in the city

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