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Best chicharron tacos?

LAfoodfiend Sep 26, 2007 03:53 PM

I like the crunchy kind, not the stewed kind please! Pref as west as possible, I love in MDR. Thank you!

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  1. bigtums RE: LAfoodfiend Sep 26, 2007 04:03 PM

    What are these? They sound like something I may like.

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    1. re: bigtums
      hrhboo RE: bigtums Sep 26, 2007 04:29 PM

      Chicharron is pork skin, crunchy fried and sometimes stewed in reddish sauce.

      La Playita has crunchy chicharron tacos.

      1. re: hrhboo
        bigtums RE: hrhboo Sep 26, 2007 05:17 PM

        Thanks. I figured that's what chicharron was, but I can't believe they throw it into a crunchy taco. Wow!

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          Skunk2Racer RE: bigtums Sep 26, 2007 05:23 PM

          I've Never seen them just thrown crunchy into tacos. I've always seen them stewed with either Roja or verde sauce. The best verde sauce I've had was at grand Central market downtown LA

          1. re: Skunk2Racer
            SauceSupreme RE: Skunk2Racer Sep 26, 2007 10:05 PM

            Now that you mention it, I vote that crunchy chicharrones be available as a topping right next to the diced onions and salsa.

    2. Hughlipton RE: LAfoodfiend Sep 26, 2007 06:38 PM

      I'm glad you love in MDR but I gather you live in Los Angeles and for what you are looking for you may need to make the trip out to El Mercado in East Los Angeles. Just think of yourself as going to the mountain because the mountain aint going to come to you.

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