2007_05_FoodKhorzik.jpgAt the Ethnic Market highlights international specialty foods and ingredients that you're very unlikely to find at your local Gristedes

One of the great things about Rego Park apart from all the Central Asian kebab joints and it being the home of graffitti legend Cost is all the treats at the Russian delis scattered throughout the neighborhood. Which brings us to the subject of today's find at the ethnic market: korzhiki.

Think of these round cakes as Russian tea biscuits. They're slightly dense, but by no means heavy, and have a wonderful slightly sweet, vanilla flavor. Perfect with a cup of strong coffee. We found ours at R&D Food Market, around the corner from a huge Cost tag on the side of garage near 102 St. and 65 Ave.

And a fun fact: Cookie Monster in Russia is called Korzhik.

R&D Food Market, 66-08 99 Street, Rego Park, Queens