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Taste test: deep fried honeybun

Posted October 20, 2010 1:18 p.m. EDT

Ain't it always the way? You get a food that seems like it would be bland and basic and it turns out really, really tasty.

I didn't have high hopes for the fried honeybun. After all, it's dough, dipped in dough-components, and fried. I got one at the
1853 Grill on Restaurant Row for $5.

The counter lady took the bun out of its wrapper, breaded it, and fried it while I waited, then gave it a huge dose of powdered sugar. When I finally found a place to sit, the fried honeybun was hot and smelled amazing.

After taking pictures, I tore a bit off the bun and tasted. Spectacular. Hot, sweet (but not incredibly sweet) with the glaze on the honeybun giving it that little extra zing.

I think the whole secret to this honeybun was how fresh it was. If it were not as hot, and the glaze had gotten cooler and "chunky," it wouldn't have been nearly as good. But piping hot and fresh out of the wrapper, this is in my top five of favorite taste test foods. Highly recommended. Get one on a cool evening and share it with a friend.