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Jun 3, 2007 02:07 PM

Another Tex-Mex question

Hello there!

I'm looking for a style of Tex-Mex or Mexican (not sure) that my mid-western friend has not found here in Dallas. It's the kind that uses a good bit of melted queso blanco. I'm not even sure that is a specific style! I don't know where to send her here in town (Dallas). Any suggestions?

I had this style in rural Georgia, but haven't come across it here.

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  1. There'll be people with better answers than me, but the use of some sort of melting queso blanco is something I noticed in the SE at Mexican restaurants. I think it may actually be what you'd be more likely to find in Mexico, if they were to melt cheese over a food, which doesn't seem to happen much. You're unlikely to find that at a Tex-Mex restaurant. I'd suggest just going to some hispanic enclave and picking one that looks closer to a sit-down than a taqueria. Maybe she'll discover something to tell you about. As I said, however, there's others that will give better answers. Here's a good place to start looking.

    Notice that there's a number of restaurants he reviews in a series. not just those two.

    1. My husband and I have lived here for 6 months and have yet to find queso blanco in TX. If you do find it, please let me know. There are websites dedicated to this search.

      1. I'm not sure what the question is . . . are you looking for Mexican entrees that are covered in queso blanco, or a dip, or the cheese?

        In Houston there are restaurants that serve queso blanco dips, and entrees that are covered in chihuahua cheese (which is what they use to make the dip.) You can also buy queso blanco at jsut about any grocery store. I think that if you are looking for this type of cheese you should not look for it in a tex-mex place. It is found in the more authentic mexican restaurants. Good luck!

        1. The only place I can think of off the top of my head is Nuevo Leon

          They most definitely serve queso blanco as a dip, it's also used on several dishes. They are very nice and would be more than willing to talk about what you are looking for.

          1. Buy a round of Queso Chihuahua. Rub it with a bit of olive oil, oregano, ancho dust, minced garlic, whatever. Wrap it with seran wrap and let her sit for a few hours.

            Roast some poblano peppers and sautee them with some chorizo. Put the poblanos and chorizo over the top of the Queso Chihuahua and put it in the oven until it's all gooey.

            Serve with tortillas, homemade salsa and Tecate with salt and lime.

            Prepare yourself to die a fat, happy human.