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Corned Beef Hash

kaleokahu Feb 1, 2014 09:37 PM

So, on a serendipitous fluke, I found my self at the Mecca Cafe in Lower QA for breakfast this morning. I hadn't been there in maybe 20 years, considering it the less foodie and more alchie cousin of The 5 Point. Maybe 35% of the choices, none of them partiicularly imaginative...

My God! The best corned beef hash I've ever had.

I'm normally a fan of a big, meaty dice, eschewing the dog food-like fine grind style. Mecca does it a fine *mince*, with hashbrowns as the tater component, and similarly-minced onion and green pepper. There must've been something else, too, because the umami quotient was ineffably high. Browned to perfection.

If anyone thinks they know a better CBH, I want to know. I've had 5 Spot's Flannel, and it's nowhere near what I experienced today.


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    grangie angie RE: kaleokahu Feb 1, 2014 10:32 PM

    Sounds delish.....just like we used to enjoy at the Greek diners on the UWS of Manhattan! Oh,for that taste again with 2 poached eggs on top of that CBH! And some Jewish rye toast on the side!
    Perhaps a trip to lower QA is in order.Thanks for info.

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      JayDK RE: kaleokahu Feb 4, 2014 07:10 PM

      Wow! Ineffable! High Praise. Too much for words. Would you say its transcendent?
      This begs another thread, "Food that takes you to a higher place."

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        kaleokahu RE: JayDK Feb 5, 2014 10:30 AM

        Hi, Jay:

        Transcendant? Yeah, IMO it was, and not just because it came from the Mecca. $9.99 I think, with two poached eggs and rye toast.

        This was "just stare at the plate" good.


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