Slideshow: Best Sweets We Ate In March

Nai Wong Siu Ben at Ton Kiang, San Francisco
Nai Wong Siu Ben at Ton Kiang, San Francisco
"After 11 other types of dumplings I had pretty much no interest in Ton Kiang's 'egg custard rice cakes', but once I took a bite, I couldn't believe how delicious these little guys were. The tender mochi-like exterior was filled with a creme brulĂ©e-like custard, delicate and rich and not too sweet. Next time, I'll save room for two!"—Maggie Hoffman, Drinks Editor

[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Effie's Oat Cakes
Effie's Oat Cakes

"Holy cow, are the buttery oatcakes from Effie's homemade ever delicious! Lightly sweet, intensely buttery, all with a toasty oat flavor, it's like the best shortbread you'll ever have. We got a box into the office and all I could think to myself was the officemates want some? F*&k'em, I EAT ALL THE OATCAKES. And as an exceptionally sharing and courteous young man who doesn't even like cookies (I know, sorry), that means an awful lot."—J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Chief Creative Officer

"I can't remember the last time I got this excited about packaged cookies. Effie's Oatcakes are somewhere between cookie and cracker, kind of in the same family as McVitie's Digestive biscuits. Lightly sweetened with a touch of salt, they have a crumbly texture and rich buttery flavor. They're pretty much shortbread multiplied by some oats. (And speaking of oatcakes, I'm also a fan of Ditty's from Ireland!)—Erin Zimmer, National Managing Editor

[Photograph: Effie's Oatcakes]

Big Gay Ice Cream's New Soft Serve
Big Gay Ice Cream's New Soft Serve
"I've liked Big Gay Ice Cream before (don't knock Mister Softee), but I'm really excited about them after trying their new custom Ronnybrook ice cream. It's buttery and rich verging on frozen custard!"—Max Falkowitz, SENY Editor

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Black Sesame Paste with Red Bean Tang Yuan from Yat Yat Sweet, NYC
Black Sesame Paste with Red Bean Tang Yuan from Yat Yat Sweet, NYC

"Yat Yat Sweet's black sesame paste, which in the world of tong sui translates to a hot, thick black sesame soup, sort of like a liquidy pudding. As much as I love the flavor of black sesame on its own, I liked the soup more with red bean paste-filled tang yuan." —Robyn Lee, AHT editor

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Chocolate Mocha Snack Cake at Charles Chocolates, San Francisco
Chocolate Mocha Snack Cake at Charles Chocolates, San Francisco
"This cake is huge: three layers of fudgy chocolate cake are topped with a thick mocha icing. It's unabashedly sweet and chocolatey, and it might take two people to polish off, but when I crave a big honkin' slice of cake, this exactly fits the bill."—Carrie Vasios, Sweets Editor

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Sorbet in Sweden
Sorbet in Sweden
"Blood orange sorbet with hazelnut, yogurt and mint from Linje Tio in Stockholm, Sweden. I was so sad when it was all gone."—Jessica Leibowitz, Videographer