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Three Reviews of Bonbon Lakay

By Fabiola Placencia, Ayana Alamgir, and Melannie Zumba

On October 6, the Write All About It class visited Bonbon Lakay on Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn for an interview with the owner and founder, Edgina Désormeaux, and a tasting.

Fabiola’s Review:

The first time I went to Bonbon Lakay it was so nice and when we went to the back I was so happy and surprised. When we got our sugary food I was so impressed by the food. It tasted so familiar as my food that I got from my mom. The owner of the restaurant is from Haiti and I am from the Dominican Republic so that means we’re neighbors.

The food tasted so good and the smell was so good and amazing. And the place was about sugar. The attention I got from the host was so pleasant, she was kind and she also was telling us the history about the restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family!

Ayana’s Review:

From the moment I stepped into BonBon Lakay, I felt a rush of excitement, a relief from my nervousness. The place had bright, sweet desserts that looked fresh, flaky treats that caught my eye from the start. As we walked in the back, we met the lady who runs the store. People there were very friendly, were open to questions, had detailed explanations to our questions about the store, and most importantly, had enthusiasm about the questions we had.

Next comes the good stuff, the food. The first thing we got to taste was a legume patty. The outside was flaky, buttery, crisp to the edge was soft and edible. Inside, was a salty (but good) mixture of eggplant, spinach, squash. It was almost like a sensation of paprika and garlic powder flavor bursting out, but gives you a cozy feeling at the end, like sitting near a fireplace hearing the fire crackle near a window, trying to fight the brisk air through the winter. For dessert, we had a 3 layered brownie, the first vanilla, the second strawberry, and the third chocolate. As soon as you bit into it, you can taste the sweetness of life, with a twinge of sadness because sometimes, life can get scary, and that’s okay. If you don’t bite on the brownie, and let it sit on your tongue, it will slowly melt, piece by piece on your tongue. It feels like a refurbish of summer, moving onto winter. Like when you come from 100 degrees weather into a cooled, AC room. It was entirely out of this world!

I think that this restaurant was a great idea! Keep up the good work! Thank you so much for having us!

When I entered the restaurant, I immediately smelled the scent of baked bread or a bakery. I met the owner of the restaurant. She is very nice and gave us some yummy food to try. We tried lots of patties. There were fish patties, beef patties, vegetarian patties. My favorite patty is the beef patty because I liked the crunchiness, the taste, and that it was very good. The beef felt soft and warm in my mouth. There were lots of mosquitoes that kept bugging us and flying all around us. If you are going to eat there, you should eat inside or take out. The host is really nice and also the food is very good. Especially their snacks. Outside there is also a sign that says ”snack bar.”

Melannie’s Review:

When I entered the restaurant, I immediately smelled the scent of baked bread or a bakery. I met the owner of the restaurant. She is very nice and gave us some yummy food to try. We tried lots of patties. There were fish patties, beef patties, vegetarian patties. My favorite patty is the beef patty because I liked the crunchiness, the taste, and that it was very good. The beef felt soft and warm in my mouth. There were lots of mosquitoes that kept bugging us and flying all around us. If you are going to eat there, you should eat inside or take out. The host is really nice and also the food is very good. Especially their snacks. Outside there is also a sign that says ”snack bar.”

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