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May 9, 2008 06:45 PM

Testicles in LA

Anybody know of restaurants in LA that serve Testicles. I've had them at Canary in Westwood but looking for other places.

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: SauceSupreme

      You can pick them up at a Vallarta market they are great skewered and grilled. That's the way I usually have them. I would like to try it some other ways though.

    2. Heh heh...heh heh said "testicles"...

      1. I think Sauce is on to something... Deep End Dining with Eddie Lin is a great resource for the more adventurous eater - an eater's version of extreme sports.

        Trojans skewering and devouring testicles... something not quite right about that...

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        1. re: bulavinaka

          Just checked Eddie's blogsite and sure enough - zesty "Lamb Fries," or Beyd Ghanam, or Lebanese-style lamb's testicles at Alcazar in Encino. Go to Eddie's blogsite, build up your constitution, and scroll down... The Sauce knows... and Eddie always delivers...

        2. 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 and

          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
          (323) 939-6506

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          1. re: PayOrPlay

            I will be hitting El Nido up this weekend.

            1. re: trojans

              Just got back from lunch there. I did have the brain and testicle soup. The broth was fantastic a great soup. I will definitely be going back to try other menu items. Great find PayorPlay.

          2. 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~
            "ENJOY"!!!! :)

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            1. re: Tezzz

              Lamb testicles AND pine that's what I call gilding the lily. ;-D