We live in a neighborhood that is quite puerto rican, had some for lunch today. some kind of blood sausage made with rice, and a orange rice with what looked kinda like lentils in it. tell me about anything but mofongo, por favor
― information is not knowledge . . . (jdchurchill), Tuesday, 7 July 2009 23:20 (eight years ago) Permalink
i always wanted to try a jibarito but i never lived anywhere you could get them :(
― tehresa, Sunday, 12 July 2009 19:13 (eight years ago) Permalink
snap those jibaritos are something to find. flattened fried plantains instead of bread and steak inside!mmmm! i meant like other foods though, like i wish someone would give me a tutorial so i don't look like such a damn gringo if i walk up to one of those stands in Humboldt park and try to get something.
― freakin pecan (jdchurchill), Thursday, 23 July 2009 23:32 (eight years ago) Permalink
ok so i have been going to la bomba pretty much every weekend and atleast getting a pincho which is skewered fried pork and onion on a stick with bbq sauce. but i have also gotten the bacalaitos which are a paste made with cod and potatos and they make it flattened into a round shape. i'm not finding good imgs with the googles right now but i will post photos at some point. and the pastelillos are quite good: a meat pie kinda like an empanada but the thing has more shell; like there's just a bit of meat in a little ball right in the middle and you can crunch away at the pod all around. and today i got a rellano de papa which is like a mashed potato ball stuffed with ground beef and onion/spice mixture and balled, up breaded, and fried. mmm
― Das Unbehagen in der Kultur (jdchurchill), Sunday, 11 March 2012 05:18 (six years ago) Permalink
oh i forgot to say the bacalaitos are fried. all this stuff is on the appetizer menu
― Das Unbehagen in der Kultur (jdchurchill), Sunday, 11 March 2012 05:24 (six years ago) Permalink
and the blood sausage i mentioned in the original post is called morcilla. blood rice and spices. it's good. http://elfogoncito.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/dscf2609.jpg
― Das Unbehagen in der Kultur (jdchurchill), Sunday, 11 March 2012 05:27 (six years ago) Permalink
I've had alcapurrias, but they weren't plantain, they were shredded yucca, I think.
― drawn to them like a moth toward a spanakopita (Laurel), Sunday, 11 March 2012 05:45 (six years ago) Permalink
yea the menu i have for la bomba "translates" alcapurria to "banana dumpling" which is kinda misleading seeing as how the lady told me they were potato stuffed with pork.
― Das Unbehagen in der Kultur (jdchurchill), Monday, 12 March 2012 00:56 (six years ago) Permalink
yo ilx here is what i had for lunch on saturday:rellano de papa http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd210/jdchurchil/food%20porn/DSC_0015-1.jpg and cut in halfhttp://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd210/jdchurchil/food%20porn/DSC_0016-1.jpg it is a mashed potato ball stuffed with ground beef, onions and spices that has been fried. a good snack
― Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 05:18 (six years ago) Permalink
alcapurria http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd210/jdchurchil/food%20porn/DSC_0017-1.jpg cut in halfhttp://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd210/jdchurchil/food%20porn/DSC_0018-1.jpg this is the "banana dumpling" mentioned above. i think it is made with plantain though. it is a very soft dough whatever it is, and it's stuffed with ground pork, onions and spices before taking it's turn in the fryer. also a great snack
― Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 05:19 (six years ago) Permalink
pastelillo http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd210/jdchurchil/food%20porn/DSC_0019-1.jpg cut in half, ready to be devouredhttp://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd210/jdchurchil/food%20porn/DSC_0020-1.jpg this is very similar to empanada. it is a flaky crust enclosing just a bit of ground beef, onions and spices. also a great snack.
oh potato in there too
― Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 05:20 (six years ago) Permalink