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25 April 2019

Fuska House


On the "quiet" side of 37th Avenue, on the block dominated by the big Duane Reade, a bright green food cart has recently set up shop in mid-February and began serving more foods of Bangladesh to Queens's most centralized Bangladeshi community. Here the focus is on quickly prepared snacks.

You may know fuska (more oftenly spelled fuchka or phuchka) by what it is called in most of India; pani puri. In the state of West Bengal and in the country of Bangladesh, fuska is the name and slight alterations are usually made.

I have been wanting to return to the cart and get a second dish before writing an article, but now that Eating In Translation has written briefly about the mango and guava vorta, interested parties can at least make the call with two dishes sampled.

The biggest difference is the heft of the small ball, filled with potatoes in addition to the lighter ingredients found in pani puri like chaat masala, tamarind chutney, and onions amongst other crispiness. When ordered, the proprietor will ask if you want it spicy or not, which translates to a nice pepper being placed at the bottom, only to be found after a few chews.

Each order is made fresh, little holes are punched into each ball and they are filled as you wait. They rely less on a ladle of tamarind water and can be eaten on their own or with a bit of his magical sour and spicy concentrated green tamarind concoction.

The cart also serves other street snacks like chotpoti, jhalmuri, and the vorta mentioned above. On their Instagram page, it is proclaimed "Fuskahouse is Bangladesh." Do you agree?

Fuska House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

1 comment:

  1. The panipuri(fuska) over here are Awesome and not only that everything are really good. ❤❤❤


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