A steaming hot bowl of atole de elote and an empanada de leche for breakfast set me back $6 at El Salvador Restaurant in the Mission. Not so taken with the atole that seemed like little more than thinned out creamed corn. Better luck with the empanada de leche. Blancmange-like milky pudding encased in plantain pastry then deep-fried, this was less sweet than other versions. Rather than using slabs of plantain, the wrapper was made with cooked and mashed plantains to be less gooey as well.
Empanada de leche
El Salvador Restaurant
2278 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110