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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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Caviar!

A caviar open-faced sandwich, simple as it may be, has always signified a special occasion in my household. It’s a staple of the Russian holiday table. Making one is simple. Start with fresh white bread, preferably a slice of an Italian loaf, add creamy unsalted butter and top with plump red caviar. The little balls burst in your mouth and coat your tongue with a sea-infused saltiness. So simple, yet so divine! The photo below, from the blog, Moscow Daily Shot, is drool-inducing (and looks way better than my previously-shown lameĀ  photo of a solitary and under-loaded caviar sandwich); this is what a celebration should look like!

caviar

Heaven!; image: moscowdailyshot.blogspot.com

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