I dropped by Pune Central in the afternoon today to get a backpack and gifts for my friends. Since I was already there, of course I made a stop in Food Bazaar to pick up some snacks. I got a small box of mithai (milk cakes and american masty) for my team at the office from Poonam Sweets. The store clerk remembered me! He asked me if my friends like the pictures I took. This sweets counter looked very well-organized so I got a small box of three rasgullas from the refrigerated section. The rasgullas tasted like balls of baked dough soaked through and through with syrup. I wasn't particularly impress but at least now I know that it tastes like. I see these in almost every sweets store I visited.
I wasn't planning on getting any fruits but as I set foot in the produce section, I was immediately enveloped by an intoxicating floral smell. I knew that smell but for a minute, I just couldn't remember which fruit it belongs to. I looked left and right, hoping in vain to find the source of this sweet fragrance to no avail. Just as I was about to turn away, I remember! Of course, this is guava! I love guava nectar but this smell was so much more potent than those emitting from the pink sugary liquid. But I couldn't see any guavas...those green fist-size fruit with pink or white flesh. I asked one after another store clerks but none of them understood what I was trying to say. After what seemed like an eternity, finally someone knew what I was talking about! He helpfully picked out two great-looking guavas for me and I walked away a happy customer. I can't wait to taste them!