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Mákos tészta

Poppy Seed Pasta

Mákos Tészta Hungarian Poppy Seed Pasta

Similar to mákos guba, mákos tészta (“MACK-OSH TAY-STA”) highlights the Hungarian love for mák. It is generally made by mixing pasta with poppy seeds, sugar and melted butter.

  1. Mel says:

    hi everyone,
    I arrived here from here:


    The meaning of the menu has obviously got lost in translation, can anyone tell me what
    “màkos tészta fogkefével” actually means? Poppyseed noodles, but what’s with the toothbrush?



  2. Vándorló says:

    @Mel: The Hungarian does pretty much say what the English does. Aside from a rather rude slang meaning for ‘fogkefe’ it generally only means ‘toothbrush’. If you ever eat anything with lots of poppy seeds in it like ‘mákos guba’ having a toothbrush handy afterward is a blessing.
    Really, I don’t know what other intended meaning this could have.

  3. Csaba says:

    The toothbrush refers to an apple :) after having makos teszta
    for lunch you get an apple too.

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