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Jumbo Empanada v El Gordo

wontonfm | Jan 10, 2008 12:35 PM

After hearing about most people's love for Jumbo Empanada I decided to check it out today. I had the Beef Empanada and didn't love it. My main issue were the raisins and hard boiled eggs which I didn't realize would be inside (I have long hate relationship with raisins). The meat itself was fine and the dough was lovely but I had a hard time with raisins and egg. And I LOVED the salsa.

I cut my empanada teeth in NYC at Empanada Mama ( ... I'm not sure what country they're from and if it's a different one than JE but I like their Empanada's much better. There's a choice between a corn flour or wheat flour and they are much smaller and portable.

I rarely see anything on here about El Gordo across the street. Does anyone like them better than JE? Are the empanadas similar (size, dough etc) What are your favourite El Gordo Empanadas?

Thanks in advance!



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