Testicles in LA
- trojans May 9, 2008 06:45 PM
Anybody know of restaurants in LA that serve Testicles. I've had them at Canary in Westwood but looking for other places.
You should look at various hot-pot joints, as I've seen Deep End Dining talk about bull testicle at Szechwan place in China. Obviously, things change on this side of the Pacific, but I still think that's your best bet.
I went to Denver looking for real prairie oysters (and not just breaded tenders) and couldn't find them.
Sauce Supreme, never mind Denver, you need to go to my native state of Oklahoma--you can find calf fries, lamb fries, and even turkey fries. See eg http://www.chowhound.com/topics/138585 and http://www.hammetthouse.com/menu.htm#...
But to keep this on topic for LA - - - at El Nido, a very good Nicaraguan place on La Brea just north of the I-10, there is an item on the menu called "sopa de sesos con creadilla de toro." On the menu this is translated as "Nicaraguan bulls eggs soup"; a nice euphemism. Googling confirms that "creadilla" indeed refers to a bull's testicle. So this soup might contain BOTH testicles AND brains (which sounds like the punchline to some old joke about what men think with). I confess that I have not had the nerve to order this yet; it does sound like a candidate for Deep End Dining.
El Nido Restaurante Nicaragüense
2112 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90016
Try "Alcazar Fine Middle Eastern Cuisine"
17239 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91316 - Tel: 818.789.0991
Here's the web page.
Scroll down to the picture~
Beyd Ghanam- $7.95
Sautéed lamb fries in zesty lemon sauce with pine nuts and summak.
(They also have a GREAT chicken Schwarma with the most DELICIOUS garlic paste I've ever had)!!! They have a nice outdoor patio, full bar,and entertainment on the weekends~
You can get them frozen at Hawaii Supermarket and make them yourself. Thaw in warm water, peel the nasty looking "skin", then slice into 3/4 inch slices. I panfried them in olive oil, garlic, and onions, splash in some dry white wine and top with fresh parsley.