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Elotes & Banh Xeo SD

kare_raisu | Jan 19, 200806:48 PM

There was a taco truck up north that I used to stop by on my way home from work for a snack. That snack usally consisted of an Elote. If you are not familiar with these, they are steamed and/or grilled corns on the cob that the cook then lovingly embelishes. The embelishments are the twirled smear of mayo or crema, then an important very liberal coating of snowy cotija, followed by a dusting of powdered chile. You are given limes on the side. You eat these dowel impaled beauties messily...or at least I did. I liken the experience of biting into a juicy, sweet, hot, salty, and spicy delight enrobed with deliciousness.

Have you seen these in SD? I recall DD pointing out an Esquite vendor at the Escon. SMeet but no elotes. Its not corn season but I thought Id try anyway...

On a completely unrelated topic, I had a Vietnamese "crepe" for the first time last night. It was great - do you know which Viet restaurants in SD excel in its production. Ideally, I am looking for a wispy, lighter than air edging on the omelette and lots of herbs with the lettuce for wrapping.

Kind thanks.

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