Cool Drinks, NY: Soojong Gwa at Dok Suni
At Dok Suni in the East Village, the meal check is presented with a shot glass of the house ginger-cinnamon tea. You'll surely want more than just a shot, which is why they also sell it chilled for $4 a glass.
Cinnamon sticks and ginger are simmered in hot water to bring out the flavor, and a little rock sugar goes a long way toward sweetness. The cinnamon is dominant, but the spicy ginger slips in and out with each spicy, refreshing sip.
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About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond.