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barbarena Sep 11, 2011 03:34 PM

Has anybody come across rum babas on a restaurant's menu, and better yet, tried them?

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    attran99 RE: barbarena Sep 12, 2011 08:57 AM

    I know that Porto's makes them, but I've never tried them. I also don't know what makes a good rum baba, so I wouldn't know how to judge them. Locations in Burbank, Glendale, and Downey.

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      hhewitt RE: attran99 Sep 12, 2011 10:58 AM

      I just happen to have one from Porto's Burbank yesterday for the first time. I'm no rum baba expert, but it was sweet (although not too sweet), syrupy, and not very rum-y. It was ok.

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      omieurhomie RE: barbarena Sep 12, 2011 10:52 AM

      RH in the Andaz Hotel has them. I tried them last year during DineLA. It wasn't bad. I'm not really into sweets though haha.

      1. orythedog RE: barbarena Sep 27, 2011 07:05 PM

        The Portos in Glendale has a rectangular rum baba with a thin layer of jam running through the middle. If you close your eyes, I swear it tastes like a Jelly Krimpet Tastykake.

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