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empanadas at the penguin

zim | Jun 17, 2002 10:15 AM

well its penguin season again.

As always the ice cream is great. Saturday night my focus strayed from dulce de leche and navarro and I tried the empanadas for the first time.

Usually we've picked up these treats from the mercado next to tango sur and for the most part, especially on the "meat" and chicken varieties, I still prefer those. My wife who is partial to spinach empanadas, however thought that the version at the penguin were better than that at the mercado, and as a bonus, they're always available (they are often out of them on southport). The "meat" ones were not soo good (little bits of stuff that were hard to chew in there). The chicken was fairly tastyand included chopped egg boiled egg white as well. I didn't try the ham and cheese variety. They run 99 cents a pastry.

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