know anything about puerto rican food?

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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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

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.

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

three weeks pass...

yo ilx here is what i had for lunch on saturday:
rellano de papa
and cut in half
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

cut in half
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

cut in half, ready to be devoured
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.

Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 05:19 (six years ago) Permalink

oh potato in there too

Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 05:20 (six years ago) Permalink

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