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subinai Mar 2, 2009 01:40 PM

Where can I purchase Pulque? Preferably a store but a restaurant is fine.

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    MoxieBoy RE: subinai Mar 3, 2009 11:39 AM

    My grandmother always got our pulques at a Kosher butcher, but with them so hard to find, likely a good supermarket that stocks Empire or other chickens. My wife just gets regular store name pulques and fleegles now...we don't keep Kosher (I still stick with breasts...less fat on the white meat).

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      Veggo RE: MoxieBoy Mar 3, 2009 11:52 AM

      I'm confused; does pulque have a meaning other than the milky, foamy beverage made from fermented agave in Mexico / C.A. ?

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        MOREKASHA RE: Veggo Mar 3, 2009 12:18 PM

        Veggo, You mean pulque, the drink that is pre Columbian made from the same plant as tequila. Moxie means legs, pulkes is Yiddish for legs. I've never heard of pulque being available anywhere outside Mexico. I'm dying to try some, so if you get it, please share your source (if legal).

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          Veggo RE: MOREKASHA Mar 3, 2009 02:24 PM

          M, thanks for the clarification.I'll assume the poster spelled correctly and is referring to the beverage and not poultry. I am not aware of any that is bottled for export. It is disappearing even on the Mexican scene. There is some nice small batch home-brewed around Jalisco where the cacti farms are, and some on Baja Sur. When I have occasion to enjoy it in the Yucatan, it's because a truck driver transporting regional artifacts from Michoacan or Guerrero, or produce from Guanajuato, has stashed a few jugs aboard.

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            lambretta76 RE: Veggo Mar 3, 2009 04:24 PM

            I've heard that they're canning the stuff for export, but I've not seen it.

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              pulpo RE: Veggo May 10, 2010 11:49 PM

              @veggo - Where in Baja sur have you found it?

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                Veggo RE: pulpo May 11, 2010 09:19 AM

                From a vendor by the dock in Pichilingue near La Paz. I have not tried the canned stuff for comparison to small batch home brewed, but then I have not seen it anywhere for some time.

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              chow_gal RE: MOREKASHA May 11, 2010 10:53 AM

              Though over a year old, I find it so funny that Moxieboy thought the OP was using the yiddish word for chicken legs. Was he serious or making a joke?

        2. subinai RE: subinai Mar 4, 2009 08:37 AM

          yes, i mean the fermented agave drink. mmmmmm

          1. subinai RE: subinai May 26, 2009 05:01 AM

            i found some cans at Mexico 2000 under the JMZ on Broadway in Williamsburg!!!

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              pulpo RE: subinai May 10, 2010 11:53 PM

              How recently? Looks like last year?

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                EJC RE: pulpo May 11, 2010 05:51 AM

                You can usually find the cans at Tulcingo, on the taqueria side, on 10th Ave in Hell's Kitchen.

            2. Joe MacBu RE: subinai May 17, 2010 12:19 AM

              I found some a few months ago at the Mi Buella Puebla II grocery store in Elmhurst. But call first since I only saw a few cans on hand. Get some tacos or cemitas while you're at it (I go for the goat tacos or the barbacoa de chivo on weekends). Good looking sausages and marinated meats too.

              Mi Buella Puebla II
              78-02 Woodside Ave
              Elmhurst NY

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                Sheamo RE: Joe MacBu Jul 15, 2010 01:12 PM

                I bought some today at Mexico 3000 in Williamsburg under the JMZ station

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                davisready RE: subinai Jul 23, 2010 06:30 AM

                I heard a rumor that they're opening a pulqueria where Doyers Vietnamese restaurant used to be in Chinatown..

                1. Jeffsayyes RE: subinai Jul 24, 2010 05:11 PM

                  is pulque that good? I saw them at my pinata place around 88th and roosevelt... they had a bunch of flavors. what's good about it?

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