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Joya De Ceren lunch w/pix

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Joya De Ceren lunch w/pix

gordon wing | Oct 25, 2006 08:38 PM

Stopped by for lunch today and tried a pork/loroca tamale and two pupusas: one pork and one cheese. I got it to go - got a nice bag of curtido and a cupful of a mild tomato sauce/salsa.
The tamale was my favorite: light but also moist in texture and very savory. The pupusas were also very good - liked the pork more than the cheese. The cheese filling didn't stand out so much ... the pork was more savory .... they both had a great texture of a nicely browned exterior and a moist interior. Also liked thier version of curtido more than most I've tried....better balanced - vinegary notes but with more fresh herbal (orregeno?) notes .... A very good lunch all in all.

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I also went next door to the market and got a couple of Salvadorean chorizo sausages to try - the proprietor asked me if I knew how to cook them and then proceeded to give me a detailed technique and recipe for a tomato/onion preperation. When we got up to the register, he decided to just give them to me! I thanked him and told him I'd be back to let him know how I liked them.
His English was very good - a good resource for any questions about Salvadorean cooking, I would think.

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