Meet Our New Food Obsession: The $100 Golden Cristal Ube Donut From NYC's Manila Social Club

Manila Social Club, gold donut,  Golden Cristal Ube Donut

Photo Credit: Manila Social Club

Manila Social Club in Brooklyn has created a donut that would make Homer Simpson lose his mind. Priced at $100 each (that’s around $1,200 for a dozen), the blinged-out Golden Cristal Ube Donut is obviously covered in 24-karat gold flakes, but it also features icing made with Cristal Champagne and is filled with an ube mousse.


A photo posted by TabakoDelaCruz (@tabakodelacruz) on

The restaurant is known for using the unique ube purple yam (which is a popular ingredient used in the Philippines) in their already popular donuts that cost $40 per dozen, but their new offering definitely ups the ante. Manila Social Club owner Tabako DelaCruz has been filling his Instagram feed with photos of the golden treat, including the above shot of Executive Chef and co-owner Björn DelaCruz caught in the act of hand-gilding the extravagant dessert.


A photo posted by TabakoDelaCruz (@tabakodelacruz) on

We haven’t had a chance to taste this gorgeous donut just yet, but we’re willing to bet that it tastes like the perfect night out. Sadly, the restaurant won’t ship the treat, so you’re going to have to get to NYC to sample it for yourself.


A photo posted by TabakoDelaCruz (@tabakodelacruz) on

Mila Pantovich

Mila Pantovich lives in San Diego, CA with whatever animals she is fostering at the time. With a degree in Literature/Writing and a Minor in Film Studies, she holds a marketing position at a prestigious law firm and has written for several publications, including JustLuxe, Citizine and Huffington Post. In her spare time she writes film reviews for various online publications, works on a creative n...(Read More)

Around the web