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My take on La China Poblana

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My take on La China Poblana

MB Foodie | Oct 7, 2005 03:44 PM

After reading several threads about La China Poblana I had to check it out for myself. I ordered a milanesa cemita, and my friend ordered a barbacoa cemita. Let me tell you, when I pulled this round bundle out of the bag I could not unwrap it fast enough. I was anxiously awaiting to sink my teeth into this bundle of goodness.
So, I take my first bite and I thought to myself this is good.
As I take another bite, I realize that it was cold and kind of dry like Dommy had posted earlier. After the second bite it was all down hill from there I kept finding things I did not like about the cemita. Like it needed a good spicy salsa, should have been warm not room temperature, and yes the jalapenos were right out of the can.
My friend on the other hand thought it was ok, but we both agreed it was not spectacular.
As we drove back to the office we passed up another place that said Cemitas Poblanas, it's just east of Indiana on Whittier Blvd. Maybe next time I'll give that place a try.
Just in case here's the address:
La China Poblana Restaurant
3568 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023

If you like tortas, there is a place that I recomend highly. It's called Tortas El Rey
3701 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA. 90063
323.261.3340

I suggest you try their Torta de Lomo (pork loin sandwich)
Or, Torta Cubana (Pork Loin, Ham, Avocado).
These tortas are authentic mexican style tortas.
They are on a warm toasted roll, and made to order.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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