On reading the name "tania logg" in the window of this West Indian storefront, I imagined something shaped like, well, a log. Perhaps it would resemble a conkie. On the contrary, the counterwoman said, it's a porridge, though the spoon she provided was superfluous; my vanilla-scented serving (small, about 16 oz., $4) was thin enough to drink straight down. (It's very possible that I got the last of the batch and that the usual consistency is thicker.) The namesake tuberlike vegetables, which finely grated when preparing the porridge, are known as eddoes in much of the Caribbean. The owner of New Topps hails from St. Vincent, though a smaller flag of Grenada also flies out front; the name "tania" is apparently native to one or both of those island nations. I don't know about "logg."
Tania logg, oildown, and curry crab and dumplings are available Friday and Saturday only. Earlier is probably wiser. The roti, suggested the counterman, is a good bet at any time.
New Topps Bakery & Restaurant
8021 Flatlands Ave. (East 80th-East 81st Sts.), Canarsie, Brooklyn