Chocolate Chair is the new place for dragons

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Karla Solorzano

​Dragon Breath​

Karla Solorzano, Photographer

Chocolate Chair is a trendy dessert shop located on Western Avenue in Los Angeles. It is home to the notorious Dragon’s Breath, a dessert known for its ‘smoke’ effect which is a result of the liquid nitrogen. That’s right, liquid nitrogen. I had the curiosity of trying this trending dessert that seems to be plastered on Instagram and Facebook.

I arrived at Chocolate Chair and I was underwhelmed. For starters, it was under construction and cluttered with white stools and clear glass tables. It is also connected to a skin care shop which takes away from a satisfactory meal because of all the faces on the posters staring at you.

With all this in mind, I tried to keep an optimistic outlook, especially because I saw a couple eating Dragon’s Breath, and it looked impressive.

The cashier was pleasant and advised me to try the strawberry flavor with the Dragon’s Breath. The total came out to be $5.44 which was a good deal, at the time.

It came out in a couple minutes and I sat down eager to try it. Dragon’s Breath came in a plastic clear cup with two wooden kabob skewers. I was quite flabbergasted when I saw that it was just colorful cereal puffs.  

A cereal puff with liquid nitrogen.
Karla Solorzano
A cereal puff with liquid nitrogen.

I forgot that it contained liquid nitrogen, and I made the mistake of touching the bottom of the cup rather than holding it on the sides which were protected by a sleeve. It burned my hand but luckily I placed it on the table quickly. I stabbed one of the cereal puffs and put it in my mouth. It tasted like disappointment and corn flakes. I didn’t achieve the “smoke” effect in the first, second, nor third cereal puff. It wasn’t until I reached the bottom of the cup where all the super cold ones were and had the opportunity of experiencing the dragon’s breath. It was mediocre and a bad choice mainly because of my weak enamel. The worst part was probably the strawberry flavor which turned out to be a really thin pink liquid in a small container that hardly added any flavor to the cereal.

All in all, it wasn’t worth the $6, but I’m glad I got to try the Dragon’s Breath and take cute videos of myself with ‘smoke’ coming out of my mouth and nose.

 

621 S Western Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90005

 

Mon.-Thurs. 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Fri.-Sun.      12 p.m. – 10 p.m.