Mysterious Concoction: Kombucha

I got hooked on Kombucha while I was in Brooklyn. I guess the word “hooked” is a little misleading because I still can’t figure out if I like this cultured tea with slimy jelly-like mold floating in the bottle or I actually think it’s pretty disgusting, but I visited a local grocery shop called Chop Chop almost daily to get a dose of this strange liquid concoction. The tea fizzled in my mouth like soda and left a strange aftertaste like I just chugged a bottle of apple cider vinegar but drinking this strange tea somehow made me feel like I was doing something good for my body. But whether it did anything to my well-being still remains to be seen.

In addition to Kombucha, there are less-mysterious offerings at Chop Chop, like made-to-order salads and sandwiches, along with delicious prepared food like grilled meats vegetables.  I was so glad that this place was located a few blocks from the hotel I was staying.  It gave me an opportunity to get away from all the other restaurant food I was eating for dinner!

Chop Chop
126 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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