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Huarascan, Peruvian in Del Ray

Steve | Nov 14, 201911:03 AM     3

Although I've passed by this true hole-in-the-wall a gazillion times, yesterday was my first time to stop by. The sign said open for breakfast, and it was 7am.

I couldn't resist trying the tamale ancashino from the breakfast menu. It's a tamale from the amazingly beautiful Ancash region in the north (had to Google this). It is served very wet wrapped with a banana leaf. The masa was very golden rich (I imagine liberal use of lard) with chunks of pork. The richness set it apart form other tamales in the area. I also got the jugo especial, which was a smoothie with milk, egg, and a mix of fruits (according to the menu), which were papaya and banana. As papaya is a delicate flavor, I wish I had gone with a pina instead.

I am encourage to go back. Now that I've been once, I won't feel like such a stranger.

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