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Antequera De Oaxaca report

kare_raisu | Apr 2, 200710:36 PM     3

I made it to AdO today for the first time after passing by many times.

It is a nice little restaurant with 2 great huge windows in the front looking out onto Melrose. There was just one older waitress and a few a tables occupied. In the back corner is a little Pan Oaxaqueno case which some people had ordered and were dunking in thier cafes, chapurrados etc.

My friend ordered the chicken and raisin stuffed chile relleno with confetti rice and black beans. I didn't try any - but man it looked awesome. I am ordering this next time. He really enjoyed it but I couldnt cull much opinon from him as he is from Berlin and has nothing to compare it to. He also had a hot chocolate prepared with milk rather than water which was so enigmatically fragrant you could smell it across the room.

I recieved an Amarillo de puerco - the Oaxacan Yellow Mole stew. I made this dish once at home and while my version came out good -it could be described as a bare bone skeleton compared to the complex, creeping hot solid bowl of delicousness. Nice pieces of unctous pork, tenderly absorbing the curry-reminescent thickened masa soup, along with al dente chunks of potato and crisp green beans. I loved this. They also gave me some of the nicest handmade tortillas.

Along with this I ordered some Memelas - which resembeled sopes. Atop these were a black bean paste and excellent salty cheese. These were perfect to pick up and munch down on.

I like that they stick to basically botanas, kind of like a Oaxacan version of tapas and don't pollute their menu for the sake of varitey and the expense of quality.

I really want to come back here.

>Pictures coming soon<

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