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dimsumgirl May 30, 2008 08:47 AM

Where can it be found? TIA

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  1. kare_raisu May 30, 2008 08:55 AM

    Menuderia Don Vicente!

    "I had the "living" wok-hei spirited Machaca - strips of Jalapeno, onion, crisp shredded beef mixed with egg. Being one of the specialties from the state of the sister cooks, Sinaloa- they composed the dish masterfully. Great with their excellent cotija topped refritos"
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/49454...

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    1. re: kare_raisu
      Eat_Nopal May 30, 2008 09:05 AM

      Do they do an eggless version? One of my friend is from Sinaloa and his mom made incredible Machaca burritos that was simply dried beef fried in lard and reconstituted with spicy tomato sauce...

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        littlestevie May 30, 2008 09:26 AM

        I think kare would know better, but I think what you are describing is ropa vieja (sp?). or in English, old clothes or rags.

        1. re: littlestevie
          Eat_Nopal May 30, 2008 10:41 AM

          Perhaps that is the ancestral dish... but what I am describing is different (the sauce is clean, sharp & spicy instead of sweet & broad) and there is lots of browned crunchiness... instead of a supple, braised texture.

        2. re: Eat_Nopal
          kare_raisu May 30, 2008 09:34 AM

          They ask you if you want the egg stir fried into the machaca or al lado. I asked for it with the egg - apparently sonora style?

          1. re: kare_raisu
            Eat_Nopal May 30, 2008 10:39 AM

            I am not saying that people in Sinaloa don't have machaca with egg... I was just particularly taken by the version without. It was not nearly as supple... instead there was lots of toasted crunchness going on that was partially tempered by the saucing.

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        LarryP May 31, 2008 09:02 PM

        The best I have had is at Los Pancho's on Garnet in PB (not the same as other Los Panchos)
        Real homemade, big portions and very low price, free hot chips and salsa too , I go there often and get it.

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