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…is this delectable little individually-wrapped chocolate-covered cheesecake-like snack (though don’t ask for a “mini-cheesecake,” the counter people will either have no idea what you’re talking about or point you in the direction of their “American” cheesecake; ask for a “sirok”–“little cheese” in Russian). They’re usually found at the cheese counter and come in a variety of flavors like strawberry, vanilla and hazelnut. This one in particular is chocolate chunk and is from Taste of Russia, one of the best Russian grocers on the Brighton Beach Avenue strip. It’ll set you back $0.80 and is the creamiest, most wondrous little dessert in all of Little Odessa. Every single bite will make you want to do a happy dance. Go. Now. Oh, and check out this New York magazine guide for more stuff to do while you’re there.

The compact dessert

The compact dessert

Chocolate chunk innards

Chocolate chunk innards

Listings:

Taste of Russia
219 Brighton Beach Ave
(at Brighton 1st Rd)
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Telephone: 718-368-1560

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