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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.

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    risottoman May 12, 2008 06:07 PM

    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.

    1. ipsedixit May 10, 2008 02:25 PM

      Macau Street.

      Macau Street Restaurant
      429 W Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754

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        Tezzz May 10, 2008 02:17 PM

        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
          Servorg May 10, 2008 02:25 PM

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

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          PayOrPlay May 10, 2008 12:21 PM

          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#fries

          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
            trojans May 10, 2008 02:42 PM

            I will be hitting El Nido up this weekend.

            1. re: trojans
              trojans May 12, 2008 02:14 PM

              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.

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            bulavinaka May 10, 2008 09:57 AM

            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
              bulavinaka May 10, 2008 10:07 AM

              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...


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                JeffW May 10, 2008 10:40 AM


            2. a_and_w May 10, 2008 09:45 AM

              Heh heh...heh heh heh...you said "testicles"...

              1. SauceSupreme May 9, 2008 10:03 PM

                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
                  trojans May 9, 2008 10:34 PM

                  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.

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