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Bengali Sweet House Jersey City
Bengali Sweet House
836 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
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Bengali Sweet House Sweets Review: Delicious Indian Sweets
As soon as we finished our Gujarati lunch at Bengali Sweet House on Newark Avenue, we immediately headed to the sweets counter.
You see the lone dessert Mohan Thal at our Gujarati lunch buffet was so yummy that we could not resist the temptation of trying the other sweets laid out in the glass shelves at Bengali Sweet House.
Wide Selection of Indian SweetsSporting names like Emarti or Imarti, Patisa, Baloo Shahi, Chandrakala, Motichoor Laadu, the Bengali Sweet House sweets counter was a grand spectacle of colorful sweets.
Hey, they even have the South Indian delight Mysore Pak.
Assorted Sweets - $10 per PoundUnable to control our weakness for anything sweet, we requested the waiter behind the cash counter to pack one pound of assorted sweets after checking up the price.
You see some were priced at $10 per pound and others at $9.00. So to avoid confusion we asked the price for assorted sweets which he said was $10.00 per pound.
Just as we selected various varieties to make it one pound, we suddenly realized that we were missing on our most favorite Indian sweet Mathura Peda.
Mathura Peda for some reason was hiding in one corner in lower level shelf, not easily seen.
Since we did not want to substitue Mathura Peda with any of the sweets already in the box, we just changed our sweets order from one pound to one and half pounds.
In retrospect, it was a smart move folks. For the Bengali Sweet House version of Mathura Peda was simply divine and we regretted picking only a few pieces.
Here is our take on Bengali Sweet House's Indian sweets:
- Emarti/Imarti is the Gujarati or Rajasthani version of Jaangiri. The only difference is the Bengali Sweet House version comes with Pistachio toppings on the side. Emarti was heavenly.
- Besan Burfi We have had Besan Ladu many times and this is the first time we tasted Besan Burfi. Besan Burfi was good both in terms of texture as well as the proportion of sugar, ghee and basin flour. No complaints.
- Patisa Patisa had the texture of Sohan-Papdi with a dominant Besan flour taste. Again, it was fine no issues.
- Chandrakala Chandrakala is a first time for us. Chandrakala did not endear itself to our tastebuds much as it was high on sugar, low on flavor and taste. Also, Chandrakala had this weird orange color which we suspect is nothing but a chemical food color.
- Pineapple Delight Devoid of any Pineapple flavor, the Bengali Sweet House's Pineapple Delight tasted more like Chum Chum with yellow food color. No we did not like it much.
- Kaju Pista Roll With a fresh taste and texture, Kaju Pista Roll was fine.
- Almond Pista Roll Ditto with Almond Pista Roll.
- Baloo Shahi Bengali Sweet House's Baloo Shahi or Balushahi reminded us of the Badushah we used to devour on during Diwali festival celebrations in India. Baloo Shahi had a cheap oil smell and was hard. Terrible.
- Motichoor Ladu Motichoor Ladu was good but slightly hard.
- Mango Burfi Mango Burfi came with two layers - top with a Mango flavor and taste and the bottom plain white burfi. Mango Burfi had a nice mango smell and good taste.
- Mysore Pak While the texture of Mysore Pak was fine, we did not like the Gujarati version of this South Indian sweet much because of its strong cheap cooking oil smell.
- Mohan Thal With a softer texture, Mohan Thal was simply delicious and we finished the single piece we picked in one go.
- Kalakund Kalakand with Pistachio and dry fruit toppings was soft. With a strong aromatic flavor and taste, Kalakand just melted in the mouth. It was simply delicious and one of the best sweets we picked up from Bengali Sweet House.
- Mathura Peda A close competitor to Kalakand came in the form of Mathura Peda.
A wee bit high on ghee, Bengali Sweet House' Mathura Peda had right amount of hardness and was simply divine.
Folks, we have had Mathura Peda at Sukhadia's Sweets in Iselin, Maharaja Sweets in Jackson Heights.
And we would rate Bengali Sweet House Mathura Peda higher than the other two primarily because of its fine texture and taste.
Bengali Sweet House Rating - Go for itAll in all, we enjoyed the assorted sweets that we picked up from Bengali Sweet House on Newark Avenue in Jersey City.
But Bengali Sweet House Sweets are not for every one. If you're diabetic or have high Cholesterol, avoid Bengali Sweet House Sweets. For consumption of these sweet delights might land you in the hospital ER.
As for us, we can't wait to return to Bengali Sweet House. When we go, we will surely avoid Baloo Shahi, Chandrakala, Pineapple Delight and Mysore Pak sweets. For they were not upto the mark. - © Sagar.com