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May 6, 2009 09:33 PM

The Deep Fried Twinkie & Pastrami Shop (inside a Valero gas station), Fremont

My friend told me about this place and I was curious since I couldn't believe it. Too full from eating at cheap King Noodle I just got a menu. It's inside the Valero gas station on the corner of Fremont Blvd & Mowry Ave.

I didn't ask what kind of oil they use. Next time I can ask. I asked where the meat came from, the lady only said a local source but didn't say where.

Hrs: 9-9 daily

Menu here:

Hot sandwiches - all $5.99
beef double dipped
pastrami double dipped
cheese steak
grilled turkey
ham & cheese

mini burger sliders 3per order $4

Cold sandwiches - all $4.99
turkey sub
roast beef
ham & chese

All sandwiches have the choice of: provolone, swiss or American yellow cheese.
Ea. sandwich comes w/ the option of: mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, hot peppers

Deep fried:
Twinkies $2 or 2 for $3
Oreos 4 per order $2
PB&J $2.99 - banana available upon request
ham & cheese $3.99
turkey & cheese $3.99

French fries (warning: Large order!)
reg. fries $2.49
garlic fries $4.5
chili cheese fries $4.5
gravy fries $4.5

Valero gas station
The Deep Fried Twinkie & Pastrami Shop
4004 Mowry Ave
Fremont, CA

The Deep Fried Twinkie & Pastrami Shop
4004 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CA

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  1. I'll be in fremont next week. Gotta try, Thanks for the 411

    1 Reply
    1. re: Skunk2Racer

      Please report back on your findings Skunk2Racer.

    2. I have to say, the pastrami dip sounds good. Sometimes a dip can make bad pastrami still taste good. I hope it is a guilty pleasure. It is on the list. Thanks, hhc.

      1. I drove by this place last Sunday. I confess the sign (and the location) had me doing a double take!

        5 Replies
        1. re: Debbie M

          Ok I took one for the team Yesterday I went. The Concept of this shop is Replicate food from "The Hat'. The Hat while popular in LA, It's not really one of my favorites. The only thing I like at the hat is the Wet Fries & Chili fries. For Pastrami I much more prefer Dino's Burgers. Now onto the review of "the deep fried twinkie & pastrami shop" The Pastrami is Tasty a little more flavorful than the Hat. However The Hat packs more meat. Now the Fries hand cut Good, Better with Gravy. The fried oreo's and twinkies are good also. Make sure you eat them while hot. The owners are friendly, Worth a Visit.

          1. re: Skunk2Racer

            Thanks for your firsthand report. Could you please offer more details on what makes these fried oreos and twinkies good vs. less worthy renditions?

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              Um I'm no expert on the Deep fried Sweets, I've had the ones at the County Fair before. And I've gone wide while deep frying chicken one day........I battered almost everything you can think of. But the ones I had yesterday were hot crunchy batter, That with the oreo's which i like better than twinkies anyway..... I guess you can try and give your take, cheers, S2R

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                Can anyone really deconstruct/analyze the fried twinkie? It's not exactly haute cuisine. I've tried them at maybe 3 or 4 places (yes, that sound you hear is my EKG flatlining) and they more or less taste the same as far as I can tell.

                1. re: Agent 510

                  From S2R's comments, it sounds like serving temperature and the crunchiness of the batter add a lot. I'd imagine that the type of frying oil makes a difference too. Is the creme inside the twinkie molten after its fried?

          2. I wonder if the Pastrami is from Roberts?