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Cubano with Falling Apart Roast Pork, not Usual Sliced and Dry?

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Cubano with Falling Apart Roast Pork, not Usual Sliced and Dry?

P. Punko | Jan 4, 2009 02:49 PM

Melanie Wong's recent post about picking up some piglet belly and having it destined for some Cuban lechon asado reminded me that I had my first Cubano sandwich with succulent, moist roast pork shreds in Key West a couple of months ago. Any place in the Bay Area where the pork stands out on the cubano sandwich, tender and carnitas like?

Just some notes about Cubano's that I have learned: I know that the traditional is ham, pork, mustard, pickles, cheese on pressed Cuban bread, but it turns out that the addition of genoa salami is pretty common, especially in the Tampa area. Also, in Miami and Key West many places add lettuce, tomato and mayo, enough that it is almost a regional variant.

I've added some pics so you can see the roasty, falling apart pork- this is from Jose's Cantinas in Key West, and the pork on the sandwich is their lechon asado.

 
 
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