Let Them Eat Gulab Jamun With My City Cuisine

Laura’s Team Pick:

Whether you’re on a business trip to Boston or on vacation in Lisbon, chances are you will probably have to eat at some point. Instead of employing my tried-and-failed technique of picking the most hilariously named item on the menu (butifarra amb mongetes, per exemple, ended up being a thoroughly unappetizing combination of two of my least-favorite foods of all time) or going with the old standard (asking the waiter 800 questions about every single dish) a quick pop over to My City Cuisine can help you figure out exactly what to get. It might even clue you in to local foods that you would’ve missed without a proper guide.

If you’re anywhere where ordering gulab jamun is a possibility, you should obviously do so.

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Laura is a tiny girl who wishes she were a superhero. She likes talking to her grandma on the phone and making things with her hands. Strengths include an impressive knowledge of Harry Potter, the ability to apply sociology to everything under the sun, and a knack for haggling for groceries in Spanish. Weaknesses: Chick-fil-a, her triceps, girls in glasses, and the subjunctive mood. Follow the vagabond adventures of Laura and her bike on twitter [@laurrrrita].

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    Thank you, I’m travelling a lot to of new countries through September – October, and I really appreciate this!

    • qWell, so far I have learned I will be avoiding a lot of the local food in Stockholm next week – a quote: ‘Strommingsvagnen: “herring wagon”.’


  2. Fuck yeah, gulab jamuns. Which reminds me that Eid is almost here, and while I’m as secular as they come, I will eat the fuck out of some sweets that day.

  3. According to the guide, maple syrup is considered a drink in Toronto. Even for hardcore maple syrup enthusiasts like me, I don’t recommend drinking it pure!

  4. Gulab jamun is my favouriteist thing ever. You could drown me amongst them and I would be happy.

  5. Laura! i have loved loved loved gulab jamun since i was a wee little girl. one of my closest friend’s mama’s would make them for us growing up. they were little balls of goodness.
    thank you for this piece!

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