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streetfood, small window of opportunity for tamales 32nd and 5th


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streetfood, small window of opportunity for tamales 32nd and 5th

Jayask | Jun 9, 2003 09:05 AM

I've seen a lot of streetfood posts lately so hear goes...

Ok...there is a woman who goes from store to store (where she she happens to have grillmen and such as customers) and sells tamales. I sometimes catch her outside Sun Lee deli 5th between 32 and 33 around 830am. Usually she will just wander by and yell "tamales" into the store. Today she had stepped I saw her coolers on wheels contraption sittign alone outside. I waited a minute for har to return and again got a chicken tamale. It was very good...with the right propotion of ingredients. She also has pork, cheese w/jalapenos, and rice pudding (which I'm assuming isnt a tamale.) :) I've only tried teh chicken tamales.

I don't expect you guys to canvass the area...but thought I'd mention it so that if someone saw her...they would know that the tamales are good. I don't know if she speaks english...since I've always ordered in spanish. All ya need to know if pollo, queso, puerco (the word she used...although I use ths word cerdo for pork), arroz con leche. The tamales are $1. I don't know about the rice pudding.

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