Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tip of the Tongue

While I am a major proponent of adventurous eating, I also understand that most "variety meats" are acquired tastes.  I wouldn't advise eating kidney, tripe or brain if you aren't already an adventurous eater -- however, tongue is something everyone should try.  Depending on how it is prepared, tongue tastes very much like either pot roast or corned beef.  A typical Mexican way of preparing tongue, or "lingua", is to slow braise, then crisp on the flat-top.  Tender mouthfuls of rich, beefy flavor.  The texture is soft, but not mushy -- think braised short ribs.  


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For a quick fix, I frequent the local taco truck --

El Rey Del Taco Truck 
30th Avenue, b/w 33rd and 34th Streets (near the Rite Aid)
Astoria, NY

The Taco King also reigns supreme over burritos, huaraches and of course....

...tacos

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