How are things going?
I know it’s kind of overdone and you’ve probably heard this before but Guelaguetza always has a steady supply of them banana leafed bad boys. Also, the most central location for most Angelenos.
But if you want to get some truly awesome shit and go out of your way a little, let’s go eat at Rocio’s Mole de Los Dioses and I’ll introduce you to Rocio. She’ll whip you up however much you want of them steamy, corn love nuggets with extra Oaxacan TLC.
And lastly, my top recommendation of all: LAS BRISAS DE APATZINGAN in Santa Ana.
Gustavo Arellano brought me here for dinner when he asked me to give a lecture at his Cal State Fullerton class and they proved to be the best damn tamales I’ve ever had, almost like them more than my moms! Well, they are different. The thing is that these are ”Uchepos,” those freshly shucked corn (no masa here homie) based sweet tamales from the underestimated state of Michoacan. The texture is like hot pudding and you top each one with tart tomatillo salsa, a dollop of Mexican Crema and imported stinky, salty Cotija cheese for a sweet and salty nutritious dessert/dinner. My girlfriend and I religiously come here on the first Saturday of every month just to buy a dozen to take back home, we freeze them and ration them out through out the month, haha.
As for churros, hmm, I’ll get back to you on that shizz, last time I saw Salinas Churro truck was at a random backyard, probably getting some mecanico work done. But its too hot for fried dough anyway man!
(Header photo taken by Paola Briseño (Research and Kitchen).)
3014 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Rocio’s Mole de Los Dioses
6242 Maywood Ave., Bell.
Las Brisas de Apatzingan
1524 South Flower Street
Santa Ana, CA 92707