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Cemita Poblano?

Absonot Apr 30, 2008 10:52 AM

I just read an interesting article on sandwiches in the NYTimes that described a Cemita Poblano:

"A cemita has the familiar look of a Big Mac — until you bite into it. To absorb the layers of spicy meat, soft avocado, fluffy bread and the thick flesh of whole chili peppers is to leave the fast-food nation forever."

I must have this sandwich! Does anyone know if one can be found the Bay Area? Apparently it's a specialty of the Mexican state of Puebla.

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  1. wolfe RE: Absonot Apr 30, 2008 11:11 AM

    Search this board for cemita. There are 2 threads which I can't link.

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      SteveG RE: wolfe Apr 30, 2008 12:40 PM

      Sadly, neither thread actually mentions finding a local place that makes cemitas. I've never seen them outside of Mexico.

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        Xiao Yang RE: SteveG Apr 30, 2008 05:04 PM

        Cemita Poblana sandwiches can be found in New York, as the Times article pointed out, because there has been a huge influx of workers from Puebla (including the kitchen workers in many of NY's top restaurants).

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          wolfe RE: Xiao Yang Apr 30, 2008 06:03 PM

          Also L.A.
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/31305...

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      sickened RE: Absonot Apr 30, 2008 04:14 PM

      I was thinking the same thing as I was reading that article. I want to bite one of those things.

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        YSZ RE: Absonot Apr 30, 2008 08:11 PM

        You know, I'll second that request for cemita recommendations. I did search for other threads but didn't find anything relevant. I'd love to try a cemita locally, since I won't be in LA anytime soon.

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