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Street eats plus cuban question

Ponzu | Feb 22, 2004 09:48 PM

I've been travelling a lot recently, so home cooking has been what I've been craving for the most part.

Still on a sunday outing who could resist a couple of street sammies?

Stop one......Jim's Original Polish.

The bun was well steamed, sweet bleached flour goodness reminiscent of g and j's offering. The polish was topped with some nicely softened golden grilled sweet onions and a yellow mustard. The sausage itself was complex, a heavy casing with a nice char incompletely enveloping it. the meat within was garlicky, rich and complex, its texture halfway between hot dog and sausage jerky. There was a nice variation in the size ofthe minnie chunks of grisle, meat and fat that formed the sauage. All of which yielded a nice chew.

Stop two......Shawerma King.

The beef sammy was composed of a hunks of salty/sour/chewy kebab, on a heated flat bread, topped with a pungent and rich tahini sauce, and slices of tomatoes. It was suprisingly flavorful. I felt like the sandwhich had enough flavor to support more inredients. I could easily see the rich salty beef and the tahini handling the addition of cuke chunks, feta cubes, tabouleh, and mint. Inauthentic? perhaps, but the meat and sauce seemed over seasoned for such a simple sammy.

Stop three..... Sukhadia Sweets on Devon.

Had a disturbingly sweet square of "fruit." and a empanada looking thing stuffed with "milk." The stuffing was 'look-out-pancreas' sugary with a deidedely masala curry-ish scent.

Obviously, Indian sweets are a taste I've yet to aquire.

On our travels we drove by two cuban joints in fast food looking buildings on lincoln west of kedzie. Has anyone been to these places?

alexi

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