Fresh Corn Tortillas
Hi, is there anyplace in northern Virginia between the beltway and arlington courthouse to buy fresh corn tortillas made from masa? I could go to Safeway but those are not great.
Not sure if anyone else was wondering about this, but I checked and La Union will sell 30 of the thin type of corn tortillas that are used for tacos for around $6. They don't do this very often so it took some asking, but they were clear, they are 'home made' right there at the cafe and you get them the day they are made, so they are super fresh and authentic. They are on Wilson about 1 miles west of Ballston.
La Union Restaurant
5517 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
Do any of NOVA's Mexican/Salvadoran grocery stores/cafes use fresh masa? Would a fairly discriminating palate, albeit not a native tortilla eater, so to speak, be able to tell the difference? Do the places that get raves for their tortillas in California use masa harina?
I have a feeling the difference will be so slight that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference, but you never know. I can't imagine that a lot of Mexican Mom's don't use the equivalent of flour for their tortillas, i.e masa harina, but I just don't know enough to say.
Argghhh... Just when I thought I had an answer, it gets more complicated! LOL