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Tamal de Chipilin? Oaxacan Origin

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Spireup Mar 6, 2014 06:35 AM

Does anyone know of any authentic places in the bay area to get Tamal de Chipilin? Would it be available this time of year or could it be seasonal? Intending to visit the area the last half of March and would really love to get a fix!

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  1. soupçon RE: Spireup Mar 6, 2014 07:30 AM

    The Sabor de San Miguel food cart, often found at at the SoMa StrEat Food park, has it. I think it's listed as "Veggie Tamale" but the description confirms that it has chipilin in it.

    According to a Y*lp search, Palacio Latino on Mission St. has it as well, as does La Chapina in San Mateo.

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: Spireup Mar 6, 2014 10:04 AM

      Comal has had chepil.

      http://www.comalberkeley.com/chepil-f...

      1. Melanie Wong RE: Spireup Mar 11, 2014 01:44 AM

        I had one at the Guelaguetza fiesta in Santa Rosa last June. Here's what it looked like,
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniew...

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          bigwheel042 RE: Spireup Mar 11, 2014 04:13 AM

          Universal Bakery *might* do one, though I don't think it's on the menu. They do tamales de chuchito which are found at San Miguel as well, so I wonder if they could make a tamal de chipilin on request.

          Have any CHs been to Palacio Latino lately? Those are some pretty good reviews on Yelp and I always overlook some of those greasy-spoon-looking Mission spots.

          1. soupçon RE: Spireup Mar 11, 2014 07:24 AM

            I was at the SoMa StrEatFood Park yesterday and the Sabor de San Miguel food cart was still featuring them. You can check the latest vendor deployment here:

            http://somastreatfoodpark.com/calender/

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