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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Mila Pantovich

An avid traveler, Mila Pantovich splits her time between San Diego, CA and Banff, AB Canada. She has been working with JustLuxe as a writer and editor since 2012 and has been featured in several publications, including Huffington Post. Additionally, she works in content design at Intuit. Follow her travels on Instagram: @MilaPantovich ...(Read More)

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