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Menudo Memoirs: Las Brisas Taqueria Fallbrook

kare_raisu Dec 29, 2007 02:55 PM

I write you with my still guajillo-stained sides of lips and also with a chile-induced high of endorphins running through my blood. :)

Needles to say that they serve a great bowl of Menudo at my favorite restaurant in the world. I think I could measure this by entering the place feeling pretty miserable, tired, unable to bear the cold and then -"post almuerzo" - leaving happier than a honeybee.

I wish they still had the elaborate carved wooden accoutrement holder for the soup but you still get the limes, minced onion, jalapeno, fried arbol, and dried oregeno. It must have been stolen as it was pretty neat. You still get these though.

There is something magical in combining the mexican oregeno and tripe together in particular. That flowery sharpness is great to cut the tripe. But every accoutrement serves its own purpose to enhance the dish.

I drank every last bit of the broth [tears of joy and pain - too much crumbled fried arbol! ]- be sure to get it con pata - which gives extra unctousness to the body of the soup.

http://flickr.com/photos/98128783@N00...
Finish it with an Horchata.
The only thing I could of hoped for was some Mexican ska playing in the backround: http://youtube.com/watch?v=6KKPSvnY1qk

PS I was talking with one of their waitresses who said that they served 180! firemen on one single day during the fires!

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  1. phee RE: kare_raisu Dec 29, 2007 08:08 PM

    Alex, you could report about almost anyplace and I'd find it interesting. Definitely makes me want to make the trek to Fallbrook!

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      kare_raisu RE: phee Dec 30, 2007 06:29 AM

      :) Thanks phee!

    2. deckape RE: kare_raisu Dec 29, 2007 08:43 PM

      It was fun running through your photostream, but I'm unfamiliar with some of the Mexican joints. Where did you get the, what looks to be, cuitlacoche taco? Same goes for the Sopa Azteca?

      Looks fantastic!

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        kare_raisu RE: deckape Dec 30, 2007 06:29 AM

        Huitlacoche was at El Borrego http://www.chowhound.com/topics/472321
        The Sopa Azteca was made at Chez kare_raisu http://www.chowhound.com/topics/471774

      2. kare_raisu RE: kare_raisu Jan 6, 2008 04:08 PM

        Went back today for breakfast -even better soup - Sunday Morning. You cant get a table at this place on this day.

        The wonderfully wispy crisp and nutty Carnitas were especially magical this time washed down with a modelo.

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