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Help me with Elmhurst Queens spanish menu items..Please

phantomdoc Aug 4, 2009 05:36 AM

I started a topic about what to get in Elmhurst.
Got some pics but I do not know what to order.



  1. Jeffsayyes Aug 5, 2009 01:46 PM

    and the other one
    from La Costinita
    Corvina Frita - Fried Fish Fillet
    arroz menesttra - possibly rice with stewed beans
    empenadas de verde (green) - of plaintains
    de queso - cheese
    pan de casa - house bread? whatever bread they have possibly.

    1. Jeffsayyes Aug 5, 2009 01:43 PM

      this is something good to report on....
      I always wanted to know this stuff, so ill try to fill in the blanks.

      first off, it's usually a good thing to have: What he is having...

      but to add on to squinchy's...
      from Pique y pase el pepin

      hornado - roast pork
      Fritada - fried pork
      Guatita - beef tripe stew
      Papas con cuero - Potatoes with pork skin
      lengua guisada - stewed beef tongue
      encebollado de pescado - tuna soup
      caldo de bagre - Catfish Soup
      mixtos - probably mixed seafood ceviche
      banderas--- NOT exactly sure. it translates to Flags. maybe that means a combination of tamales, humitas and morcillas? which is tamale, sweet tamale and blood sausage - which Could represent a flag of some sort.

      If someone can correct me, that would be great.

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        squinchy Aug 4, 2009 11:14 AM

        I'll take a crack at some of these,,,my spanish is pretty much limited to Menus ...

        Hornado=roast pork
        Seco de Chivo=probably goat stew?
        Seco de pollo=chicken stew
        Carne Guisada=beef stew
        Papas con Cuero=gonna guess this is potatoes w/pork skin
        Lengua Guisada=stewed tongue
        Ceviche de camaron=shrimp ceviche
        Carne asada=grilled meat, probably steak
        The others I am drawing a blank on but I bet if you google them+Ecuador you can find info.
        Good luck and happy eating!
        Some of this stuff is probably pretty heavy for a hot summer day!

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        1. re: squinchy
          phantomdoc Aug 4, 2009 06:49 PM

          Thanks for the help. I may be called in even as early as this week. I will be doctoring in an air conditioned office the whole day.
          I will drink lots of water and suggest all hounds do the same in this hot weather.

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