A Meaty Taste of Moldova in Brooklyn

The cuisine of Moldova shares a thing or two with that of neighboring Romania, so it's no surprise that polenta-like mamaliga, popular across the border, is a house special at Moldova Restaurant in Brooklyn. Mamaliga trapeza (pictured) is a sturdy entrée that includes stewed pork, scrambled eggs, and cheese, Barry Strugatz reports in a recent Chowhound thread. Placinte, a savory pastry stuffed with farmer cheese and dill, is another good bet. "Everything was excellent. Though a bit on the heavy side," Barry says, in a nod to the meat-laden menu.

Moldova Restaurant [Midwood]
1827 Coney Island Avenue (between Avenues N and O), Brooklyn
718-998-2892

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Photo of mamaliga by Moldova Restaurant