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streetfood, small window of opportunity for tamales 32nd and 5th

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streetfood, small window of opportunity for tamales 32nd and 5th

Jayask | Jun 9, 2003 09:05 AM

I've seen a lot of streetfood posts lately so hear goes...

Ok...there is a woman who goes from store to store (where she she happens to have grillmen and such as customers) and sells tamales. I sometimes catch her outside Sun Lee deli 5th between 32 and 33 around 830am. Usually she will just wander by and yell "tamales" into the store. Today she had stepped in...so I saw her coolers on wheels contraption sittign alone outside. I waited a minute for har to return and again got a chicken tamale. It was very good...with the right propotion of ingredients. She also has pork, cheese w/jalapenos, and rice pudding (which I'm assuming isnt a tamale.) :) I've only tried teh chicken tamales.

I don't expect you guys to canvass the area...but thought I'd mention it so that if someone saw her...they would know that the tamales are good. I don't know if she speaks english...since I've always ordered in spanish. All ya need to know if pollo, queso, puerco (the word she used...although I use ths word cerdo for pork), arroz con leche. The tamales are $1. I don't know about the rice pudding.

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