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unocal Sep 27, 2006 11:54 PM

so ive been here for the past 2 wednesdays, and i always seem to have a hankering for somethng sweet after the better than ensenada fish tacos. they really are a-mazing, so light but so flavorful. the thing is, i'm always so overwhelmed over there tho, and always wind up just going back home. i like flan, cakes w/ fruit filling, somethng not tooo sweet, but just good enought to satiate. thanks for any info!

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    unocal Sep 28, 2006 11:08 PM

    of course i wanna try my hand in spanish - thanks for the tip... god i love fall, even if it is 85 out!

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      unocal Sep 28, 2006 07:11 PM

      wow ive obviously been missing out! dommy, that pumpkin in brown sugar sounds di-vine, cant wait to try it. is this the only place around to get this stuff (btw, how do you say pumpkin in spanish)? also, the raspado w/ strawberry and toasted coconut flakes sounds really great as well...i cant believe ive never heard of a raspado, what the heck is wrong w/ me?! thanks for the suggestions everyone - long live TBE and dessert!

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      1. re: unocal
        Dommy Sep 28, 2006 08:09 PM

        The Pumpkins will be out on display... If you don't see them, you can ask for Pumpkin (most will know what you are taking about, or if you want to try your hand in spanish, "calabaza"

        --Dommy!

      2. Dommy Sep 28, 2006 05:12 PM

        From Tacos Baja, head down Whittier towards Lorena. Make a Right towards 1st street and head into El Mercadito of East L.A. Right now, they should be starting to sell ROASTED Pumpkin in Brown Sugar and Clove Sauce... no better fall dessert is made anywhere...

        --Dommy!

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          PayOrPlay Sep 28, 2006 04:06 AM

          Anyone know how late Raspados Zacatecas stays open?

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            Professor Salt Sep 28, 2006 04:21 AM

            Dunno about Zacatecas, but there was a raspado truck on Whittier Blvd the last time I went to this nabe this past summer. We had raspados and fresh stawberries topped with sweetened condensed milk & toasted coconut flakes. I forget what they called this. Super fresas, or something like that.

            It's on the South side of Whittier Blvd, about 3 blocks east of TBE. Look for a gleaming yellow truck with graffiti art all over it. The driver's side has a crazy clown painted on it. Can't find the photo of this thing, or I'd post it for you.

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              Professor Salt Oct 2, 2006 10:26 PM

              Hey, unocal, I found the photos of the strawberries w/ condensed milk. They're on my Flickr archive, along with photos of raspados and the evil clown truck which spawned it all.

              http://flickr.com/photos/professorsal...

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              sel Sep 28, 2006 04:22 AM

              It was 7 or 8 PM when they (Raspados Zacatecas) politely took our sidewalk table and chairs in when we went there AND the bakery next door for cookies and flan after street weenies wrapped in bacon con todo and elotes con todo followed by fish and shrimp tacos and chilis guerros at TBE!

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                David Kahn Sep 28, 2006 04:37 PM

                Great idea; one of RZ's raspados with homemade syrup would be a perfect dessert after fish tacos.

                Raspados Zacatecas
                422 N. Ford Blvd.
                East Los Angeles, CA 90022
                (323) 264-7651

                El Gallo Bakery (4546 E Cesar E Chavez Ave., (323) 263-5528), right around the corner, might be a decent option too. (I absolutely love those warm, buttery, slightly sweet egg bread buns they have; so damn good.)

              2. Das Ubergeek Sep 28, 2006 03:42 AM

                Taiwanese slush from Shau May on Garvey and Garfield.

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                  Lipps Sep 28, 2006 03:21 AM

                  Wouldn't call it light - but very satisfying. Husband and I did it last week: Baja Ensenada then to Fossleman's. I had a scoop of rocky road with caramel sauce and whipped cream. He had a single scoop of cookies and cream then wound up finishing mine.

                  Perfection

                  http://www.fosselmans.com/

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                    chica Sep 28, 2006 03:25 AM

                    Ooh..I love their cookies n' cream. Did you happen to notice what seasonal flavors they are offering now?

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                      Lipps Sep 28, 2006 04:12 AM

                      I definitely saw pumpkin - yum!

                  2. Joe Blowe Sep 28, 2006 02:35 AM

                    After gorging on glorious TBE fish tacos, my wife and I usually take a short drive up Atlantic to her favorite bakery, Kee Wah -- always a good stop for egg tarts (her favorite, not mine), palmiers, light Chinese cakes, etc...

                    http://www.tacosbaja.com/homepage/home.html
                    http://www.keewah.us/html/About%20Us/...
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