Dear SOS: I’m a first-generation Hungarian American born and raised in Los Angeles, and I recently had the pleasure of eating at Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose Avenue.
I was so delighted to see goulash on the menu. My grandmother passed away in 1987 and I’ve spent 20-plus years trying to find anyone who can make a goulash even remotely close to the one she made for us on cold days or after we had too much to drink.
I finally found authentic goulash at Blu Jam Cafe. I was hoping that you could post the recipe so that I don’t have to spend another 20 years looking.
Andrew Ungvari Los Angeles
Dear Andrew: We haven’t tested this as a hangover cure, but this hearty beef stew is sure to warm and fill you up on chilly days and cold nights. Rich with flavor and full of tender pieces of pork and sausage, this Hungarian specialty is perfect served on its own or ladled over noodles.