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[Austin] Exotic Mexican meats

Kent Wang Dec 22, 2006 06:35 AM

I really like lengua. Who makes the best lengua taco? I've had it at Arandinas and liked it very much.

Any other exotic meats, like tripe or cabrito brains? Where should I go?

  1. k
    Kirk Dec 25, 2006 12:50 PM

    If you are looking for tripe, find any Mexican place that serves good menudo.

    1. m
      Mr Zero Dec 24, 2006 01:15 PM

      Try mollejas (Sweetbreads)
      It's the thyroid gland of the cow.
      Some of it sounds nasty, but then again so does foie gras and caviar.
      All good stuff.

      3 Replies
      1. re: Mr Zero
        Kirk Dec 24, 2006 07:34 PM

        Sweetbreads are actually the thymus, a different organ than the thyroid gland. But delicious, nonetheless.

        1. re: Kirk
          Kent Wang Dec 24, 2006 10:03 PM

          Sometimes the pancreas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetbreads

          Now where can I find a Mexican restaurant that serves it?

          1. re: Kent Wang
            austx03 Jan 6, 2007 07:47 PM

            I love sweetbreads too. they are not easy to find on menus around town. I know that Zoot has them from time to time. I'd like to know a Mexican place that serves them too. How about in Houston or Dallas? anyone know?

      2. f
        foodie_girl Dec 22, 2006 06:10 PM

        I applaud those who are brave to eat items like lengua, brain and tripe.

        1. j
          Jim Washburn Dec 22, 2006 06:08 PM

          I love lengua, too. Try the one with green sauce at La Michoacana. Just a few days ago I had a good lengua plate at Habanero.


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