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want some Paella with crust

S N Jan 6, 2008 11:35 PM

topic says it :D
been to 3 places already: via brasil (in pan but no crust), pio pio (in plate no crust but really good flavor i liked) and another i forget.

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    JSHAFT78 Jan 7, 2008 05:53 AM

    u cud try la paella in the east village(e 9th i believe).

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      S N Jan 13, 2008 06:13 AM

      really? just 1 place... i thought crust was desirable ?

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      kobetobiko Jan 13, 2008 09:28 AM

      Hi S N,

      One of my friends told me in the past that she had the best paelle in NYC at Pamplona because it was the closest thing to what she had in Spain. She specially mentioned about the crust of the paella which she could only get at Pamplona. Since I have never been to Pamplona, I hope other hounds could verify this. But based on the high comments of other hounds (like RGR) on Pamplona, I think their food should be excellent.

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        Lucia Jan 14, 2008 07:58 AM

        La National

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          psawce Jan 14, 2008 08:18 AM

          paella in nyc is usually made in covered cast iron kettle on top of the stove. when i was in spain i watched the chefs start it on top of the stove in a skillet and then finish it by putting the skillet in the oven with no cover. that's where the crust comes from. the closest paella i have had to the paella in spain is at la paella on east ninth.

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