Favorite lengua/other tongue preparations in EB?
I've always loved tongue in all it's myriad forms, but for some reason I seem to have had a run of not-so-great lengua recently (too fatty or too gristly, too bland, etc). So I've kind of been off of it for the last few months. However, I had some excellent lengua tacos at Taqueria Calafia in Alameda last night. Don't know if I would whole-heartedly recommend the restaurant overall, as our other food wasn't great (soggy carnitas and so-so chile verde), but man, that lengua. It was perfectly soft and savory, and managed to reignite my passion for tongue. (On a side note, my 9 month old also loved it. Never thought of it before, but it's the perfect meat for the toothless set).
So, where's your favorite tongue? I love lengua, but also love other beef tongue preparations. I grew up eating my dad's braised tongue and it still might be my favorite meal. Any great tips for beef (or pork, or other) tongue dishes? Please share!
My favorite lengua dishes come from:
1. Tacos from La Gloria - a stand that has totally random hours on 23rd at 27th in Fruitvale AND a taco truck that might a have different name painted on it at the Laney Flea Market on Sundays. (sorry the info is not so helpful,)
2. Plato de lengua en salsa from La Cenaduria de Ana on Intl around 48th.
I think another regular poster is an East Bay lengua lover, hopefully he or she will chime in.