It's always the thing that sticks with anyone who migrated from their birth land, especially if they left as an adult. There is that longing to make the meals that yo grew up craving, and that's a good crave. It's the reason there are many Italian, Jewish, Asian, Caribbean, Indian, Middle Eastern etc, restaurants all across America. What started out as a family just desiring the flavors of birth home, spawned a business model that grew to great success.
Just seeing images of the sweet dishes can cause one to get up and go to the local roti rest.