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!
Have you tried pupusas before?