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Oct 31, 2011 04:48 PM

Westchester- Where is the best Hungarian stuffed cabbage?

My mom is craving this specialty.
Any ideas where I can go to get her the best?

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  1. I'd like to know this too since I make Hungarian food at home when I crave it. To my knowledge, there aren't any Hungarian restaurants in Westchester, but there are one or two left in NYC. Saying that, the Polish Center in Yonkers does take out catering and they do have stuffed cabbage listed on their menu. However, I don't know how it compares to the Hungarian version. And, there is/was a Polish deli on Nepperhan Ave, in Yonkers that makes stuffed cabbage and homemade kolbasz (kielbasa) that has received good reviews.

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    1. re: Maryld

      Thanks. I am aware of the Polish Yonkers area, but was hoping someone could come up with something Hungarian. Just trying to deliver to mom her ultimate wish.

      1. re: wineconsul

        You might have to venture in Connecticut--Parl of Budapest in Fairfield or Goulash Place in
        Danbury. I have not eaten in either, but the revews look good.

        1. re: Maryld

          Thanks so much
          Guess I am taking a drive.
          I appreciate your help

      2. re: Maryld

        how is the polish center for lunch or dinner? are there other good polish restaurants to try in yonkers? I'm missing the kiev diner and the polish restaurants in the east village.

        1. re: vinouspleasure

          The prepared food that is available at the Polish deli is much better than the food that is served at the Polish Center IMO. I am thinking about my Hungarian grandmothers stuffed cabbage right now. Thanks to this thread I now understand why with the exception of hers I never cared for stuffed cabbage. I suppose hers was the only Hungarian version I ever had. The tomato sauce did not have that strange orange hue and didn't taste like thinned out sweetened tomato sauce. If you are going to take the time to check out the Polish Center or Polish Deli I would also recommend stopping into Yonkers Miasarnia on Lockwood Ave.

          The Polish Deli
          225 Nepperhan Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701

      3. As far as I know it is unavailable in Westchester. The Hungarian version is different from others as it is not nearly as sweet. If you are so inclined, it is tedious but not that difficult to make yourself.

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        1. re: Robert Deutsch

          Ooops-should be "Pearl" of Budapest. And, yes, it's pretty easy to make at home.

          1. re: Maryld

            multiple sources list this restaurant as closed. Seemingly replaced by Cafe Lola's.

        2. Can't think of any places around here......maybe Paterson/Clifton nj or my mom's house! Yes our stuffed cabbage is more savory than other versions.

          1. Thanks to all for your comments
            Guess I will be forced to take a drive out of Westchester to secure this.