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... any leads?

Had this wonderful dessert while in NYC. Now I'm itching for it here in LA.

I'm sucker for anything with custard, greek or chinese or whatever.

Thanks very much in advance.

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  1. Have you tried Papa Christos? (http://www.papacristo.com )

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    1. re: David Kahn

      I have.

      Unfortunately, the filo dough there is rather tough and the custard almost jell-o like. Not a good iteration of this dessert IMO.

    2. i'm a custard fanatic too, ipse...i'm wondering what and where are some of your favorite desserts w/ this wonderful ingredient? inquiring minds wanna know!

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      1. re: unocal

        I love chinese custard tarts. Best place to get them that I've found is at PHOENIX BAKERY (220 East Valley Blvd., Alhambra, 626-299-1918). If during dim sum, EMPRESS PAVILION in Chinatown makes surprisingly good ones, as does TRIUMPHAL PALACE in Alhambra.

        Also JJ BAKERY (http://www.jjbakeryusa.com/ ) makes a really good tarot root bread filled with egg white custard.

        1. re: unocal

          I had the key lime pie at The Palms, Downtown a few weeks ago and it was very good. Custard was silky and the key lime was very pronounced.

        2. i've eaten my grandmother's galactobourico a million times and therefore know what the good stuff is. Is anything in LA that good? No (but then again most in Greece aren't that good!), but there are some passible options:

          You might find galactobourico difficult if not impossible to find, but there is something called bougatsa which is quite similar, but a little different.

          My father has a bougasta at Aliki's Greek Taverna in Inglewood. Here's a link:

          http://www.google.com/maps?f=l&hl...

          He said it's one of the better ones hes had in the US, so I would check it out.

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          1. re: young_chower

            Thanks for the heads up, but aren't the two slightly different?

            Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't galactabourico typically served with syrup while bougasta is not.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              That is correct. They both have the custurd-like goodness that you are looking for,

            2. re: young_chower

              Aliki has a stand at some local farmer's markets, very gregarious one at my local in WeHo/Plummer's Park. Maybe you can get them to bring you dessert.

            3. chinese custard tarts rule! i live right by c-town, so i'm slowly doing a bakery spree

              1. This weekend's Pasadena Greek Festival would be good place to check for galatoboureko

                http://www.hellenicfestival.org/

                1. Call Joseph's on Ivar in Hollywood. They might have it.