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

hhc May 6, 2009 09:33 PM

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. Skunk2Racer RE: hhc May 7, 2009 04:52 PM

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

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    1. re: Skunk2Racer
      hhc RE: Skunk2Racer May 7, 2009 05:49 PM

      Please report back on your findings Skunk2Racer.

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      P. Punko RE: hhc May 13, 2009 09:33 PM

      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. Debbie M RE: hhc May 14, 2009 06:57 PM

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

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        1. re: Debbie M
          Skunk2Racer RE: Debbie M May 15, 2009 10:53 AM

          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
            Melanie Wong RE: Skunk2Racer May 15, 2009 12:58 PM

            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
              Skunk2Racer RE: Melanie Wong May 15, 2009 01:13 PM

              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
                Agent 510 RE: Melanie Wong May 15, 2009 02:51 PM

                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
                  Melanie Wong RE: Agent 510 May 15, 2009 03:32 PM

                  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. Skunk2Racer RE: hhc May 15, 2009 01:17 PM

            I wonder if the Pastrami is from Roberts?

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