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Pambazo - Tacomiendo and elsewhere


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Pambazo - Tacomiendo and elsewhere

igj | Feb 16, 2007 06:57 AM

Went to Tacomiendo last night and didn't want to get my usual things. I have always been curious about the pambazo - a sandwich with mashed potatoes on it? Sounds like something I would have dreamed up when I was 9. So, I ordered a pambazo pescado.

And, it was a very good sandwich, pressed/grilled-style, with grillefd fish (the same fish used for their fish tacos), the above mentioned mashed potatoes, crema, cheese, some lettuce... it needed some moisture, but the salsa bar provided plenty of options for that. Overall, a decent curiosity...

I was curious what region this concoction was from, so I looked up pambazo this morning and Wikipedia - while not answering my regional origin question - did tell me that my pambazo was supposed to be, "made from special bread dipped in a red guajillo pepper sauce" and that the special bread was supposed to be without a crispy crust. Hmmm... the Tacomiendo version was on a bread with that was made crispy by grilling, so maybe that was the correct bread - but red guajillo pepper sauce? Nowhere in evidence.

So, where should I go to try out the 'true' pambazo? Westside would be best, but anywhere in LA county would be of interest.

And if anyone could tell me from where this sandwich hails, I'd be most grateful.

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