7303 18th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204
About a month ago, a new dessert spot opened up in Bensonhurst and usually when new restaurants, cafes, desserts, or bakery spots opens I would wait at least a month or so before trying it out. I like to read reviews, hear feedback, and see pictures before I make my decision of trying a new place.
The first time Will and I passed by S.O.G, it was overcrowded with no seats and plus that pungent smell of durian was scaring me out the door. We ended up returning a week later on a Friday night and this time it wasn't too crowded and it didn't smell like durian.
S.O.G is quite small compared to other dessert shops we've been to. There's only a few wooden stools and tables and it's pretty uncomfortable.
Since S.O.G. was new at the time, we didn't really know what to order so we just ordered based on a description that looked good to us -
|Mango Pomelo with Grass Jelly|
Mixed Fruits with Grass Jelly & Coconut Juice
I had the Mixed Fruits with Grass Jelly & Coconut Juice and I usually do order this at other Asian dessert spots and they usually do a good job at it too. The one from S.O.G. was bland and unappealing and definitely wasn't the price I paid for. The worst part is they didn't use fresh fruits either. Most of the fruits were canned and I know this dessert is suppose to be like a sweet soup, but I was hoping it would be more thicker, but it wasn't. This was a real disappointment!
The chances of me returning to S.O.G is slim as I felt I didn't get what I paid for. Many of the Asian dessert spots I go to always try to incorporate fresh fruit and if you come to a place for dessert, of course you want your seating areas to be comfortable to the point you want your customers to stay and relax, not be uncomfortable.
I guess the newest dessert spot doesn't mean it's the best or greatest.