If you haven't heard, Dunkin' Donuts locations in South Korea have created their own version of the cronut. It's called the New York Pie Donut ("NYPD," so clever), and it's available in Jamsil, Gangnam and Myungdong. The comparisons are inevitable, so New York Magazine's Grub Street crew decided to test the Dunkin' Donuts creation out:
I haven't had the original Cronut, but this fake still had a lot to offer: Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and airy thanks to the layered croissant texture. It reminded me of a cake I used to get at a boutique Korean bakery called Passion 5 in Itaewon, Seoul, that was also a mass of deep-fried layers of dough.
Like any imitation of a luxury good, this one pales in comparison to the original — there is no glaze, or icing, or pastry-creme filling, as there is at the original — but it was still undeniably the best thing I've had from a Dunkin' Donuts. I even saved my extra third New York Pie Donut for breakfast the next day.
It's kind of hard to make the comparison when you've never tried the original, no? Anyway, they were popular enough to sell out in under 40 minutes, so just like the real NYPD, these aren't going anywhere. Will the lines ever get this bad, though?
[via Grub Street New York]