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fresh tamales without lard- more info

rln | Dec 19, 200312:28 AM

Thanks everyone for tamale info a few weeks ago.

Unfortunately, the Tamale lady and I did not connect in time. She gave me a number she said is more reliable (not a cell)--- 415-621-0129

As someone shared, she does not use lard in her tamales. She uses soy bean oil.

I ended up buying pork and chicken tamales from La Palma-- they're fresh but large for my taste and less filling/ to masa proportion than I prefer. However, I still enjoy them and I like the sauce they service it with.

For vegetarian, I ordered tamales from Tacubaya. Definitely more expensive but my guests really enjoyed them: thin, butternut squash in the masa, filled w/ black beans and avocado leaf served w/ crema and a salsa they gave me. They're wrapped in banana leaf. For large orders (a dozen), they need advance notice.

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