Does real Hungarian Food exist in Manhattan (especially palacsinta)
I used to go to Mocca on the UES. Yeah it was plain, they didn't take credit cards and the old bat serving food would practically throw your plate at you, but it was all I could find! I especially loved the palacsinta. I know that's just Hungarian for crepes, but it was the filling. I have no idea how to make (can't find a recipe anywhere) the walnut one and the cream cheese one, but only in Budapest and at Mocca did I ever have it.
With Mocca closed for a while now I was curious if there were any other places that served authentic Hungarian food in Manhattan...especially places with palacsinta on the menu.
Thanks Shane. I've known of Gundel palacsinta, but only described with rum and chocolate sauce. The one I know from Budapest is a simple sugary/walnut paste.
But thanks to you I did a new search on Gundel and stumbled on this recipe, which I will have to try this weekend:
Walnut pancakes (Diós palacsinta)
20 pancakes, 250 g ground walnuts, 100 g sugar, 50 ml milk.
Mix the walnuts with the sugar and fill pancakes with this mixture. Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. Serve warm or cool