Several years ago I had great basturma at a place on, I believe, Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. Saturday I was picking up some lamajunes for the Easter feast, and saw some in the case. It was not wonderful...from some commercial outfit.
Does anyone know the name and the location of the place I am speaking of?
Are you thinking of Sahags Basturma Sandwich Shop?
5183 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027-5715
Phone: (323) 661-5311
I hope you went to Partamian's for your Lahmajune. The LA Times just did a story about them, it is your classic American success story with a twist, god bless the Partamian Family! Sahag's is the best basturma, their flavor and I love their lean meat. If you want a richer flavor they have some basturma that has more fat, like prosciutto.
5410 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
re: Burger Boy
of course I went to Partamian's ,,,my sister's orders. Personally, I liked Uncle Jack's Meat Pies better, but they are closed. My sister and I have this running feud.
Actually there were a bunch of people at Partamian's probably attracted by the article. They had no idea what things were, and the counter people did not know much. They will
re: Burger Boy
"If you want a richer flavor they have some basturma that has more fat, like prosciutto."
The basturma at Sahag's is made from beef top loin (i.e., New York strip) trimmed to varying degrees, so it's truly more akin to bresaola.
If it's the porcine funk and creaminess of prosciutto you are after, he's got some off-off-menu imported Ukrainian fatback which he seasons as cures in the same manner as beef basturma.
Pure white. Pearlescent. Insane.