The past week or so has been all about adjusting to changes. I just started a new job so with that came a new office, new coworkers, a new schedule, and lots of new daily routines and processes to get used to. And while all of it’s been great so far, my favorite might just be the fact that even though my new office is only five blocks away from my old one, because this is New York I’m now in a whole new part of town: Koreatown!
So let me rephrase that: my favorite part about all this change is the new food choices I’m surrounded by! K-town’s a small neighborhood when you consider that it’s mostly just one block, 32nd street between 5th Ave. and Broadway, but it’s a pretty densely packed one when it comes to all the places you can eat and drink (and karaoke, if you’re so inclined).
Just last week I popped into Tous Les Jours, a Ktown bakery, for a celebratory breakfast treat (first week done!) and was faced with no less than one million things I wanted to eat. Luckily (for my thighs), I only had a few minutes to spare so I grabbed the first thing that looked interesting, a kimchi croquette, and practically inhaled it on the rest of my walk.
The croquette was doughy and soft and about the size of a doughnut, but because it was also fried, the outside had a crispy crunchiness to it. Inside, it was stuffed with warm, slightly spicy kimchi making this a savory treat that would be great for any meal or snack really. I’ve had lots of different croquettes in the past but none with a korean slant like this so I enjoyed it even more.
Based on my penchant for stress eating, and the fact that I’m going to be learning the ropes and juggling lots of new things at work, I think it’s safe to say there might be a few more kimchi croquettes in my future.