Best Unlikely Dessert
Quang's chocolate chip cookie
It’s no secret Quang serves up some of the finest Vietnamese food in Minneapolis. The Eat Street staple’s menu isn’t without a curiosity item, though. Consider the Quang cookie. It rests in stacks near the register, tempting patrons already stuffed with pho and spring rolls. But a chocolate chip cookie... at a place that specializes in all things cilantro, fish sauce, and lemongrass? Dare you? You must dare. There aren’t any highfalutin embellishments on this $2 dessert; save the rosemary and sea salt for the brasserie crowd. Instead, the massive Quang cookie doubles down on homemade comfort, from the oven-crisped edges to the warm, cakey center. “How is it still warm?!” remarked one City Pages editor, an hour after the cookie’s purchase. That’s the magic of the Quang cookie, a plate-sized treat that will be reduced to crumbs by day’s end. Fret not: The gooey masterpiece is never a bad decision.