Cuban sandwich: also known as the "cubano," it's a popular meal in South Florida, where many Cubans have settled. The standard Cuban sandwich consists of ham and roast pork marinated in mojo sauce (garlic, salt, pepper, oregano and orange juice), mayonnaise (not included in the original), mustard, dill pickles, and Swiss cheese on Cuban bread, which is a light French bread.
In an attempt to find this sandwich I hit three restaurants in a slow work week.
1.Cubano. California at Laurel Village.No Cubano. Ham and cheese with mustard. A sandwich.
2.The Bay Cafe. San Rafael."Sliced roast pork and ham with provolone,pickles and roasted garlic artichoke spread on ciabatta," Enjoyed it.Nice to have in the neighborhood.
3.Sol Food. San Rafael.4th and Lincoln. A lime green paint job that made Angelo's blood
boil.Check for his letter at the front door. The sandwich was the biggest of the 3 and the closest to the description.The pickles could have been more in evidence but worth the trip across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and to also get the mofongo for my vegan daughter.
Mofongo has been a Grail since Epstein on "Welcome Back Kotter" said his mother made
gefilte mofongo. Anyway, a rave for the sandwich.
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