November 14, 2008

Garlic + Pork = Awesome

After having read about Senor Big Ed in the LA Times, the girls and I gave this Puerto Rican hole-in-the-wall a try.

One word.

Mofongo.

It might not be as glorious as the one Anthony Bourdain had in the beach shack in Puerto Rico, but the concoction of mashed fried green plantains, garlic, olive oil and pork cracklings, served with fantastic broth is pure heaven.

We ate many other things that night and we loved them all. Slow cooked pork leg. Softball-sized potato ball stuffed with ground beef (relleno de papa). Arroz con gandules (Spanish rice with pigeon peas and pork). Tostones (fried green plantains patties). Pastelilios (beef-filled turnovers). Pastel (tamale made with plantain).

The meal is heavy in your stomach but VERY light on your wallet. However, we found service to be on island time. Don't come here if you're in a rush.

Oooooooo....mofongo.

1 comment:

pook N' house said...

In summer time, I was so in love when Mofongo. I would go out and eat them for twice a week anywhere in Boston. Just recent discovery of how addictive latin/spanish food can be:)