Restaurants & Bars Washington DC & Baltimore

Punjab Dhaba Sweets

bacchante | | Nov 16, 2007 01:39 PM

I'm a fan of Punjab Dhaba in Loehmann's on Arlington Blvd/rte 50 in Arlington. We stopped there the other night for dinner (as good as ever). They've taken out the ice cream counter and added a large number of sweets by the pound.

Now, I'm not much of a sweets eater. I never have dessert in a restaurant and very rarely make them, even for guests. At a potluck dinner or party, I'll skip them entirely. However, I do like to try sweets from other cuisines now and then. And so I brought home a couple Monday evening and forgot them in the fridge until late last night when we came home hungry after the theater. They were fantastic with a late night cup of tea. I can't imagine how good they would have been a few days fresher. I do not know the names, but the two that I tried were both pretty sweet. One was a white rectangle with pistachios and seemed to me to have a milk or cheese base. I believe there was a similar one with a different nut perhaps. The other was a toast-colored square and was a bit crumbly in texture, but not from nuts or a dough like kadaif. I would say that there was butter and some wheat in it. The owner recommended this one.

These sweets could convert me. Now I'm eager to try some of the others. I can even see stopping in just to have one. Or two. And bringing a few home.

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