The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday: Bean Curd, Brown Sugar, Buttered Cuban Toast

Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past.

Today's fond reminiscences ...

Lauren Shockey: Brown sugar cake, at home, made from a recipe in Karen DeMasco's The Craft of Baking.

Robert Sietsema: Dry bean curd with shrimp at Yi Lan Halal Restaurant (42-79 Main Street, Queens, 718-886-3622).

Victoria Bekiempis: Heavily buttered Cuban toast, made at home.

Rebecca Marx: An open-faced egg salad on Pain d'Avignon whole-grain bread, at home, made from Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Every Day.

Chantal Martineau: A Bergen bagel with cream cheese, now available at Brooklyn Victory Garden (920 Fulton Street, 718-398-9100).

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