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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 heh...you 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...

          http://www.deependdining.com/

        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 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
          (323) 939-6506
          www.restaurantelnido.com

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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.
            http://www.al-cazar.com/hot_mezza.html
            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 nuts...now that's what I call gilding the lily. ;-D