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Where I can find authentic Quesadillas de Huitlacoche

frugalgourmet May 12, 2007 05:17 PM

Looking for best Quesadillas de Huitlacoche other than the Border Grill in SM please.

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  1. hrhboo RE: frugalgourmet May 12, 2007 05:43 PM

    Guelaguetza has them on the menu.

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      TastELA RE: hrhboo May 12, 2007 11:22 PM

      Tacos Clarita in East LA, written up here many times is highly recommended...

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        frugalgourmet RE: TastELA May 13, 2007 07:42 AM

        Thanks, I hope they are not from the can.

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      sel RE: frugalgourmet May 13, 2007 09:54 AM

      Sabor A Mexico!

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        frugalgourmet RE: sel May 13, 2007 10:32 PM

        Sel, what city please?

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          tony michaels RE: frugalgourmet May 13, 2007 10:52 PM

          Google knows all, (came up as the first return under the name Sabor A Mexico and Los Angeles):

          Sabor A Mexico
          8940 National Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA 90034
          (310) 280-0380

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            frugalgourmet RE: tony michaels May 14, 2007 06:59 AM

            Thanks Tony.

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              sel RE: frugalgourmet May 14, 2007 08:17 AM

              Hey frugalgourmet, call first because I haven't been for about a month and I know that I saw quesadillas with squash blossoms but I might be wrong about the corn fungus and if so I appoligize!

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                frugalgourmet RE: sel May 14, 2007 11:24 AM

                I read so much about things being done right there I have to go for a visit anyway. Haah those tripes! Thanks anyway for a great tip.

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                  Dommy RE: sel May 14, 2007 12:08 PM

                  Yeah, I dunno if they regularly do. I didn't see it on the menu when I went (I would have ordered it if I had...) I like Guelagetzas, but it doesn't beat the stuff I've had in Mexico tho'...


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                    frugalgourmet RE: Dommy May 14, 2007 01:35 PM

                    Yeah, your like me. Once you had the real thing from Mexico, you're hooked.

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                      Dommy RE: frugalgourmet May 14, 2007 01:57 PM

                      I will say this, the BEST dish with Huitlacoche in the City is La Huasteca's Filete in Huitlacoche. Worth a try if you are fungus fiend like me! :)


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                        frugalgourmet RE: Dommy May 14, 2007 09:35 PM

                        Are you talking about in Mexico City?

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                          Dommy RE: frugalgourmet May 14, 2007 10:05 PM

                          No, I'm talking about Los Angeles, Lawndale to be exact! :)


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                            frugalgourmet RE: Dommy May 14, 2007 10:58 PM

                            Dommy, googled it and found one in Lynwood.

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                              Dommy RE: frugalgourmet May 15, 2007 09:23 AM

                              Yes! Lynwood! Ack... I should never post after class.. my brain is too mooshy then!


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                                Das Ubergeek RE: Dommy May 16, 2007 11:59 AM

                                La Serenata de Garibaldi in Boyle Heights has them too, as well as fish with huitlacoche sauce, but it's not huitlacoche season so it will probably be tinned until summer.

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                                  frugalgourmet RE: Das Ubergeek May 16, 2007 01:44 PM

                                  Das, you mean this place actually ferments the corns in house? This is exactly what I am looking for in the LA basin. Tired of hitalcoche coming from a can. Thanks,

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                                    Das Ubergeek RE: frugalgourmet May 16, 2007 03:11 PM

                                    Erm, well... they use fresh huitlacoche when it's available.

                                    Huitlacoche can't be produced "in-house" -- it's corn smut, that is to say, a disease which attacks corn plants and causes normal corn kernels to swell up and fill with spores. Happens right on the plant and is harvested before the corn is ripe. A bit disgusting-sounding but it tastes good.

                                    The USDA was going to allow people in certain states to deliberately infect corn with smut, but it's slow going because it's actually a disease that's fairly easy to spread, so "normal" corn farmers don't want it within ten miles.

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          condiment RE: frugalgourmet May 14, 2007 02:59 PM

          El Huarache Azteca in Highland Park has delicious quesadillas of huitlacoche on weekends. I suspect the huitlacoche might be canned, but the quality of frying is extremely high.

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            Emalish57 RE: condiment May 14, 2007 10:11 PM

            taco bell!

          2. corydon RE: frugalgourmet May 16, 2007 04:06 PM

            the trucks by la favorita bakery in ELA just north of 4th street

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              glutton RE: frugalgourmet May 16, 2007 05:27 PM

              Monte Alban in West LA has some huitlacoche on the menu, but I cannot remember if it's in a quesadilla or not. However, I've found them to be incredibly accommodating, so you might be able to get them to make it for you. Their food is outstanding.

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                darrelll RE: frugalgourmet May 12, 2010 09:40 AM

                Nina's deep fried quesadilla stand on Breed St and Cesar Chavez makes a good one. Just South of CC. $3. Nina is one of the 2010 top six finalists for the 2010 Vendy Award. A surprisingly modest food stand. See my review. http://www.meetup.com/Foodies/message...

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                  mdpilam RE: darrelll May 12, 2010 11:05 AM

                  I thought they shut down the Breed St vendors?

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                    darrelll RE: mdpilam May 12, 2010 11:24 AM

                    Nina was the only one on Breed St So of CC. The rest were cleared out, there were some that moved to Soto and I found a delicious chorizo taco at 6th and S Chicago, a residential area.

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