A blog that follows a little piggy on a culinary adventure through New York City and beyond. Enjoy, oink oink!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Buenos Dias, Two Tamales Por Favor
The other day on my way to work, I cut down 39th instead of 38th, and to my surprise walked right past the Mexican Consulate. You're probably wondering what the big deal is. A bunch of people standing outside speaking Spanish and trying to fix issues with their visas and green cards....
If that's the case, you clearly haven't passed by the Consulado around 9 am. Low and behold a little woman standing out front selling tamales from a trash bag. Gross? Dirty? I think not. Incredible? Most definitely. These bundles of goodness wrapped up in corn husks are the real deal. Stuffed with chicken (I think that's all she has), these tamales are moist, mildly spicy and absolutely delicious (Oh, and cheap! Only $3 for two). I think I've found my new "go to" breakfast spot. Viva Mexico!