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Jan 19, 2011 09:44 AM

Something interesting for lunch today: Baza's house-made kielbasa

Saw some of these bad boys coiled up in their hot bar and thought I'd try some, so I put a 4-inch section in my to-go container. I'm nom-noming it now back at the office.

It's fantastic! Natural casing, coarse meat-y filling, with a harmony of spices, none overpowering the meaty taste. and little colorful bits of this that and the other. And I get plenty of garlic taste.

These would go great in a hearty, winter-y soup (like solyanka), plain, or even on a toasted potato roll. Hell, throw some ajvar on there.

Their potato pancakes are good too (crispy edges, very potato-y tasting), but only when just brought out, as you can imagine.

Anyway, cool sausage bro.

30 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464

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    1. Oh yum - I work right down the street, will have to get in there to try some. I've picked up their stuff cabbage for lunch before & it was very tasty.

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      1. re: Angel Food

        I like their stuffed cabbage too. The meat actually had a meaty flavour and wasn't bland like a grey sock.

        Their pastries have been quite nice, too. Had a slice of their Napoleon / Mille-feuille and it was light and not too sugary.

        Great little shop. I also work down the street (cross from the Marshalls), and I'm glad we have a decent amount of chow options!

      2. Went to Baza today for Keilbasa. I asked for the housemade and they said there is no such thing. They do not make keilbasa. They were adamant.

        30 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464

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        1. re: emilief

          Well, their sign certainly said so.

          I was there today as well - didn't see it.

            1. re: Prav

              A picture's worth a thousand words when uncovering "hide the kielbasa" incidents.

              1. re: Prav

                Maybe they weren't prevaricating. It says "home" made-doesn't say whose home! ;-)

                1. re: Prav

                  Thanks Prav! I will try again. Maybe it was a language barrier issue when they said there was no such thing.

              2. Slightly off topic, but did you happen to notice if they were making sushi again?

                A couple of weeks back I was told that the sushi maker had left, which was a drag because I found the rolls to be fairly decent, and great to bring back to the office.

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                1. re: Smokee

                  The dude was there when I made the original post on Jan 19, but I didn't notice (nor really look for him) there when I was there this afternoon. Sorry! :(

                  I hope he comes back though - good to know that their rolls are decent.

                  1. re: Prav

                    Is Baza the place across from Stoddard's? I'm not out there much, but I love kielbasa. Is parking available?

                    (And my RSS feed revealed your mole pipian post before it got yanked, and that was _awesome_)

                    30 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464

                    1. re: enhF94

                      it's next to Filenes Basement on Needham street. It's an interesting place with lots of different products. The people who work there are nice and helpful even if you do not speak Russian.

                      Filenes Cafe
                      426 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108

                      1. re: cherrytomato

                        Steer for the massive free-standing radio tower.

                2. Had the house/home-made kielbasa today for lunch. I'll second Prav's nomnom. I also got a really tasty mix of potatoes, carrots and mushrooms with dill and some rice. I tried the potato pancake, but I don't think my timing was right because they were pretty soggy and greasy.

                  However, I think my favorite thing might have been the half-sour pickle that I got (it's on the back wall towards the deli. It was delicious - just the right mix of crunchy and tart. I could eat those things all day.

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                  1. re: sdwr98

                    Oh, those pickled items are the bomb indeed.