Amid baked pastries flavored by sweet potato, chestnut, and especially red bean, this fried soboro bread ($3) stands out. The topside is thinly coated with the namesake streusel-like topping, to which Bangjangsoo — a new outpost of a South Korean bakery chain — adds slivered almonds. Imagine a flattish, sweetly encrusted, red-bean-filled donut not long from the fryer, and you'll have the idea.
Bangjangsoo (a.k.a. BJD Bakers)
154-02 Northern Blvd. (at 154th St.), Murray Hill, Queens