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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?

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    Jim Washburn RE: Kent Wang 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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      foodie_girl RE: Kent Wang Dec 22, 2006 06:10 PM

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

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        Mr Zero RE: Kent Wang 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.

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          Kirk RE: Mr Zero Dec 24, 2006 07:34 PM

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

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            Kent Wang RE: Kirk 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?

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              austx03 RE: Kent Wang 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?

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          Kirk RE: Kent Wang Dec 25, 2006 12:50 PM

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

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