Halušky (ha-Loosh-key) taste much like gnocchi, but this Slovak potato-and-flour pasta has a softer texture; although traditionally cut by hand, today halušky are usually made by pushing dough through a purpose-built perforated pan. You'll usually find them blended with a mild sheep's cheese called bryndza and topped with crumbled bacon.
This serving came as part of a combo platter ($8.80) joined by a potato pancake and potato pierogi that would seem more worthy in lesser company; an order of halušky for the table might be a better option. But go easy: Milan's serves up bellyfuls of food for very little money, and our group was unable to accommodate the dessert dumplings.
Also shown below: cucumber salad ($1.50); the Slovak combo platter ($8.80); stuffed cabbage with potatoes ($7.50); and a combo platter of kielbasy, spiced sausage, and pork roast with cabbage and potatoes ($10.50).
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