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first new delicious thing for 2006: coconut atole


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first new delicious thing for 2006: coconut atole

Ruth Lafler | Jan 5, 2006 04:28 PM

I stopped at El Ojo de Agua taco truck (corner of Fruitvale and E.12th, Oakland) for a quick dinner last night, and couldn't resist their current atole offering: coconut.

Atole is a beverage slightly thickened with corn flour and served warm. I've seen various flavors at El Ojo de Agua over the years -- they seem to keep one for a while and then switch (I remember the first time I saw atole there it was guava; the idea of a warm fruit drink struck me as odd, but it was actually pretty good). This tasted like it was made with coconut milk, although there were a few tiny shreds of coconut. It was warm, creamy-thick, sweet and coconutty -- sort of like if you threw some sticky rice with coconut milk into a blender and thinned it with some liquid. I made not only my mouth but my raw-from-coughing throat very happy!

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