Latin American: Pupusas at the Brooklyn Flea

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Continuing my food tour at the Brooklyn Flea (I sampled cupcakes and hot dogs here and here), I recently had my first Flea pupusa from a stand manned by the Red Hook Food Vendors.  What exactly is a pupusa? Keep reading…

A pupusa is a dish originating from El Salvador, with a thick corn tortilla surrounding gooey cheese, meat, beans and squash.  All this goodness is topped with a cabbage slaw, thin salsa and crema.  We added some plantains and sausage to seal the deal. The result was sweet, salty, savory, chewy and crispy – a taste and texture explosion, if you will.

The diverse mix of flavors in the pupusa may be a bit of an acquired taste – my eating buddy wasn’t as crazy about it as I was.  However, if you’re ever at the Brooklyn Flea or the Red Hook Ball Fields, give the pupusas a try!

An interesting flavor combination worth a try!

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Have you tried pupusas before?

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    October 26, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    omfg that looks so good. Every single time I read your blog I get so hungry.

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    October 26, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    even the word pupusa is so appetizing, isn't it? it looks great!

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    Try Anything Once Terri
    October 26, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I go to these guys all of the time!! I love their pupusas.

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    October 26, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    that looks so good! I love crunchy and gooey textures together.

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    October 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    That looks alot better than the one I had at the Oakland Food Fest here in CA. I didn't like it either but will give it a second chance given the right vendor.

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    October 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I've had them at the Brooklyn flea – 3 apples for me too!

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    October 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    That looks delicious! I need to find someone who makes it here in the SF bay area.

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    October 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I'm not a huge bean lover but it certainly looks amazing. Everything else in there is right up my ally so I would probably make an exception for this. 😉

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    October 26, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Hmmm that sounds really interesting! I think I'd have to give that a go…

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    October 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Again with the whole NY/Dallas thing. I'd love to get my hands on some of these, but while Dallas is choc full of Tex Mex, it's a little more difficult to find good food from other South American countries. All that to say, I'm jealous.

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    October 28, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I remember pepusas from my trips to El Salvador, but this looks so much better!!


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    Newport Nuptials
    October 29, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I love the Brooklyn flea, I try to eat something different everytime I go, I haven;t had these yet.

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