Legacy is an ongoing column about ways for the very average person to find immortality in Shanghai. It is about facing challenges, and, hopefully, having your picture hang on a restaurant or bar's wall for all the world to see, forever.
Behold! The Nomster Challenge, an ice cream antisocial at Nom Nom Dessert Bar
. Beneath this copper canopy lies a perilous mountain of sugar, shame and dismay. Its contents:
Eight scoops of gelato
Eight cookies as dense as hockey pucks
Eight bourbon-spiked cookie milkshake shots
One cookie ice cream sandwich.
...Oh, and it all sits atop a thick-ass sugar cookie with diameter of at least 10 inches.
It's a dessert built for eight but intended for two. Finish it in 30 minutes or less and your name will hang etched in brass on Nom Nom's hallowed walls. Fail and your wallet is 888rmb lighter. No mortal has yet defeated the Nomster in battle. My colleague, Lifestyle Editor Cindy Kuan
and I set out to be the first.
Click here to witness two people as they experience first-world problems.