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In Search of Romanian Pastry, Galuste cu Prune

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Dave Feldman Feb 17, 2013 12:02 PM

A Romanian friend is pining for her favorite pastry, galuste cu prune (she'd take a non-plum filling). The Romanian restaurants I know of in Queens don't feature it on their menu, and I don't think Nita's makes it.

Any leads?

 
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    JFores Feb 18, 2013 04:49 AM

    There's a pretty extensive Romanian pastry shop off of Queens Blvd to the south in Sunnyside, but I cannot remember the name/location for the life of me. I haven't been in over 3 years.

    Another possible tip is to check Ridgewood.

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      Dave Feldman Feb 18, 2013 08:09 PM

      Thanks. Are you thinking of Krystal's in Ridgewood? I don't think they make Galuste. I have a feeling you might be thinking about Nita's. it is near but by no means adjacent to Queen's Blvd.

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        Up With Olives Feb 22, 2013 12:10 PM

        I have not seen these at Nita's but they often have different items & you could call. Nita's, 40-10 Greenpont Avenue. Phone:(718) 784-4047

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          Dave Feldman Feb 22, 2013 11:05 PM

          A friend called Nita's and no luck, but thanks.

      2. jen kalb Feb 18, 2013 11:30 AM

        are these the boiled plum dumpling, or are they fried? I had a roommate years ago from a central european Jewish family who made plum dumplings (boiled and then I think coated with melted butter and the dusted with sugar) which were fairly easy to make.

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          Dave Feldman Feb 18, 2013 08:09 PM

          Pretty sure these are fried, Jen.

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            jen kalb Feb 19, 2013 12:06 PM

            the online recipes are for boiled dumplings rolled in breadcrumbs fried in butter and mxed with sugar, it seems like.

            http://irenafoods.blogspot.com/2012/03/plum-dumplings-gomboti-galuste-cu-prune.html

            these czech ones are like what my long-ago roommate used to make http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-fruit...

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              Dave Feldman Feb 19, 2013 06:21 PM

              I'll check with her, Jen. I may have spoken too soon.

        2. DaveCook Feb 19, 2013 06:30 AM

          The Czech restaurant Zlata Praha, in Astoria, used to make plum dumplings. They even served them on the street at the Czech Independence Day Festival:

          http://www.eatingintranslation.com/2007/10/czech-independe.html

          Unfortunately, they're out of business, and Olde Prague Tavern, which recently opened at that location, seems destined for a drinking-food menu. Milan's, the Slovak restaurant in Greenwood Heights, has served these, too, though your friend would do well to call before heading down. When inquiring at Milan's, or at any of the other Czech establishments in the city, she might also ask for plum dumplings by their Slovak names, slivkove knedlicky or slivkove gule. Best of luck to her!

          Dave Cook
          www.EatingInTranslation.com

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