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    piedmont Guest

    Default Wiki Recipes & Puerto Rican Soup Search

    I like Wikipedia and stumbled upon this recipe site today, Wiki Recipes.

    I was trying to find a soup recipe. I honey mooned December in Puerto
    Rico and we ate often at a spot called, Martin's Barbecue. They had a
    great soup which I believe it to be a variation of Menudo but to me,
    much tastier. I'm almost certain it was made from tripe/hog maw/stomach
    and had a sweetened taste. I loved it. (BTW the chicken at Martin's was
    fantastic)

    http://recipes.wikia.com/wiki/Recipes_Wiki

    --
    piedmont, The Practical BBQ'r and lover of all things Puerto Rican

    http://sites.google.com/site/thepracticalbbqr/

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    Becca Guest

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    piedmont wrote:
    > I like Wikipedia and stumbled upon this recipe site today, Wiki Recipes.
    >
    > I was trying to find a soup recipe. I honey mooned December in Puerto
    > Rico and we ate often at a spot called, Martin's Barbecue. They had a
    > great soup which I believe it to be a variation of Menudo but to me,
    > much tastier. I'm almost certain it was made from tripe/hog
    > maw/stomach and had a sweetened taste. I loved it. (BTW the chicken at
    > Martin's was fantastic)
    >
    > http://recipes.wikia.com/wiki/Recipes_Wiki
    >


    We ate lunch at Martin's BBQ in San Juan two weeks ago. As we were
    eating, two friends of ours walked through the door, they live in
    Orlando and they eat at the Martin's, there. I had chicken, beans &
    rice, tostones. I did not try their soup, though.

    If you liked Martin's, you will like El Pollo Tropicale, a Cuban chain
    in Florida. It is fast food, but delicious.


    Becca

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    piedmont Guest

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    On 1/28/2010 1:18 PM, Becca wrote:
    > piedmont wrote:
    >> I like Wikipedia and stumbled upon this recipe site today, Wiki Recipes.
    >>
    >> I was trying to find a soup recipe. I honey mooned December in Puerto
    >> Rico and we ate often at a spot called, Martin's Barbecue. They had a
    >> great soup which I believe it to be a variation of Menudo but to me,
    >> much tastier. I'm almost certain it was made from tripe/hog
    >> maw/stomach and had a sweetened taste. I loved it. (BTW the chicken at
    >> Martin's was fantastic)
    >>
    >> http://recipes.wikia.com/wiki/Recipes_Wiki
    >>

    >
    > We ate lunch at Martin's BBQ in San Juan two weeks ago. As we were
    > eating, two friends of ours walked through the door, they live in
    > Orlando and they eat at the Martin's, there. I had chicken, beans &
    > rice, tostones. I did not try their soup, though.
    > If you liked Martin's, you will like El Pollo Tropicale, a Cuban chain
    > in Florida. It is fast food, but delicious.
    >
    >
    > Becca

    I tried to email them at Martin's bbq today but the address is bad. I
    notified their web designer about it. If you go back and feel bold, ask
    them what the meat is in the soup. When we were there the staff had no
    idea or didn't want to say.

    Have you tried El Meson? I thought they were OK, but the sandwich meat
    is 'luncheon meat type' and we had a local pastry shop on RT3 (Coco
    Beach Pastries)that used 'real' roasted pork and it was much better. My
    favorite was the Cuban.

    Can't wait to go back to PR!

    --
    piedmont, The Practical BBQ'r

    http://sites.google.com/site/thepracticalbbqr/

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    Becca Guest

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    piedmont wrote:
    > Have you tried El Meson? I thought they were OK, but the sandwich meat
    > is 'luncheon meat type' and we had a local pastry shop on RT3 (Coco
    > Beach Pastries)that used 'real' roasted pork and it was much better.
    > My favorite was the Cuban.
    >
    > Can't wait to go back to PR!


    We both ordered salads at El Meson, I had the Caesar Salad w/Chicken and
    I think he ordered the Meso Salad.


    The food at the Latin Star Restaurant was pretty good (located on
    Ashford Avenue, across the street from the La Concha Renaissance
    hotel). I had carne guisada, black beans & rice and tostones. He
    ordered carne frita and mofongo. The lady sitting at the table next to
    us ordered fried chicken. When you visit other countries, most people
    think it is fun to try their food.


    I like San Juan, but we tend to go in January or February, and I have
    ran into the San Sebastian Festival, twice. Traffic is terrible and you
    can't get a seat on the bus. lol Now, I will check to avoid that.


    Becca




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    Victor Sack Guest

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    piedmont <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I was trying to find a soup recipe. I honey mooned December in Puerto
    > Rico and we ate often at a spot called, Martin's Barbecue. They had a
    > great soup which I believe it to be a variation of Menudo but to me,
    > much tastier. I'm almost certain it was made from tripe/hog maw/stomach
    > and had a sweetened taste. I loved it. (BTW the chicken at Martin's was
    > fantastic)


    The generic name of the soup is likely to be "sopa de mondongo", or just
    "mondongo", and if you look for that, together with "Puerto Rico", you
    will find some recipes. None will likely include a sweet ingredient,
    though.

    You might want to contact Martin's Barbecue at <[email protected]>, the
    address found at <http://www.mbbqpr.com/contactenos.html>.

    Victor

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    gloria.p Guest

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    piedmont wrote:

    > I tried to email them at Martin's bbq today but the address is bad. I
    > notified their web designer about it. If you go back and feel bold, ask
    > them what the meat is in the soup. When we were there the staff had no
    > idea or didn't want to say.
    >



    I'm sure they knew, they just thought it better not to tell you.
    They know "nortenos" can be squeamish.

    It may have been cabrito (kid/goat) or lechon (baby pig). Years ago
    when you drove around the island you'd see lots of signs in the towns
    for "lechoncito", roast suckling pig.

    When we were in Morocco we had a fantastic dish and the guide wouldn't
    tell us what was in it until the next day. What we thought was chicken
    was actually pigeon. The flavor was terrific but I'd just as soon not
    think about eating pigeon.

    gloria p


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    aem Guest

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    On Jan 28, 3:06 pm, "gloria.p" <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > When we were in Morocco we had a fantastic dish and the guide wouldn't
    > tell us what was in it until the next day. What we thought was chicken
    > was actually pigeon. The flavor was terrific but I'd just as soon not
    > think about eating pigeon.
    >

    Sounds like the guide understood his audience. He let you enjoy the
    dish without letting your cultural biases interfere. Squab was eaten
    in Greek and Roman times and has continued to be a prized food up to
    the present. If you think of domesticated birds with a controlled
    diet, rather than the winged urban rats that come to our present-day
    minds, they might seem more attractive. -aem


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    piedmont Guest

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    On 1/28/2010 5:47 PM, Victor Sack wrote:
    > piedmont<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I was trying to find a soup recipe. I honey mooned December in Puerto
    >> Rico and we ate often at a spot called, Martin's Barbecue. They had a
    >> great soup which I believe it to be a variation of Menudo but to me,
    >> much tastier. I'm almost certain it was made from tripe/hog maw/stomach
    >> and had a sweetened taste. I loved it. (BTW the chicken at Martin's was
    >> fantastic)

    >
    > The generic name of the soup is likely to be "sopa de mondongo", or just
    > "mondongo", and if you look for that, together with "Puerto Rico", you
    > will find some recipes. None will likely include a sweet ingredient,
    > though.
    >
    > You might want to contact Martin's Barbecue at<[email protected]>, the
    > address found at<http://www.mbbqpr.com/contactenos.html>.
    >
    > Victor

    Yesss thats it, that's what I had except the Martins BBQ fare had no
    vegetables at all, simply meat and a sweet broth. Thanks!

    --
    piedmont, The Practical BBQ'r

    http://sites.google.com/site/thepracticalbbqr/

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    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

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    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hjt5ag$9u$[email protected]..
    > piedmont wrote:
    >

    snip

    > When we were in Morocco we had a fantastic dish and the guide wouldn't
    > tell us what was in it until the next day. What we thought was chicken
    > was actually pigeon. The flavor was terrific but I'd just as soon not
    > think about eating pigeon.
    >
    > gloria p
    >


    When my hubby was in the Navy he told me about the 'chicken' they served
    them. Two miniscule legs was a serving and even tinier wings, thighs, etc.
    It was questioned whether it was 'legal' to use a chicken 'that small' and
    he was told 'who said it was chicken'.....apparently, it was alluded to, the
    cheif in charge of the galley did not like to be aggrevated by the sea gulls
    when ever he went out on deck.....hence the 'smaller than chicken' chicken
    parts.

    Now this is just a 'story' mind you. The Navy would NEVER feed you sea gull
    and call it chicken. Later on, when FBS joined the Navy, and ended up a
    Mess Specialist (cook)......he just told his father 'you really DON'T want
    to know'.
    -ginny



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    James Silverton Guest

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    Virginia wrote on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:09:16 -0500:


    > "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:hjt5ag$9u$[email protected]..
    >> piedmont wrote:
    >>

    > snip


    >> When we were in Morocco we had a fantastic dish and the guide
    >> wouldn't tell us what was in it until the next day. What we thought
    >> was chicken was actually pigeon. The flavor was
    >> terrific but I'd just as soon not think about eating pigeon.
    >>
    >> gloria p
    >>

    > When my hubby was in the Navy he told me about the 'chicken'
    > they served them. Two miniscule legs was a serving and even
    > tinier wings, thighs, etc. It was questioned whether it was
    > 'legal' to use a chicken 'that small' and he was told 'who
    > said it was chicken'.....apparently, it was alluded to, the cheif in
    > charge of the galley did not like to be aggrevated by
    > the sea gulls when ever he went out on deck.....hence the
    > 'smaller than chicken' chicken parts.


    Somehow I doubt the story about the Navy eating seagull :-) I once shot
    and cooked a sea duck and found the meat impossibly fishy.
    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    I am Tosk Guest

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    In article <hjuskj$hpd$[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > Virginia wrote on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:09:16 -0500:
    >
    >
    > > "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:hjt5ag$9u$[email protected]..
    > >> piedmont wrote:
    > >>

    > > snip

    >
    > >> When we were in Morocco we had a fantastic dish and the guide
    > >> wouldn't tell us what was in it until the next day. What we thought
    > >> was chicken was actually pigeon. The flavor was
    > >> terrific but I'd just as soon not think about eating pigeon.
    > >>
    > >> gloria p
    > >>

    > > When my hubby was in the Navy he told me about the 'chicken'
    > > they served them. Two miniscule legs was a serving and even
    > > tinier wings, thighs, etc. It was questioned whether it was
    > > 'legal' to use a chicken 'that small' and he was told 'who
    > > said it was chicken'.....apparently, it was alluded to, the cheif in
    > > charge of the galley did not like to be aggrevated by
    > > the sea gulls when ever he went out on deck.....hence the
    > > 'smaller than chicken' chicken parts.

    >
    > Somehow I doubt the story about the Navy eating seagull :-) I once shot
    > and cooked a sea duck and found the meat impossibly fishy.


    Back in the early 80's, I worked with a group of Asian refugees from the
    Vietnam era. Two brothers got arrested when they got caught "hunting"
    Pigeons with a BB gun, under the local Highway Bridge. They didn't get
    in very much trouble, but they had to stop hunting the birds

    In culinary terms, it was probably the most interesting time of my life
    and I ate and lived as they for several years. My favorite was the
    sticky rice and burnt peppered meat and veggie drippings

    Scotty, oh, and those little pointy peppers

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    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

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    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hjuskj$hpd$[email protected]..
    > Virginia wrote on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:09:16 -0500:
    >
    >
    >> "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:hjt5ag$9u$[email protected]..
    >>> piedmont wrote:
    >>>

    >> snip

    >
    >>> When we were in Morocco we had a fantastic dish and the guide
    >>> wouldn't tell us what was in it until the next day. What we thought was
    >>> chicken was actually pigeon. The flavor was
    >>> terrific but I'd just as soon not think about eating pigeon.
    >>>
    >>> gloria p
    >>>

    >> When my hubby was in the Navy he told me about the 'chicken'
    >> they served them. Two miniscule legs was a serving and even
    >> tinier wings, thighs, etc. It was questioned whether it was
    >> 'legal' to use a chicken 'that small' and he was told 'who
    >> said it was chicken'.....apparently, it was alluded to, the cheif in
    >> charge of the galley did not like to be aggrevated by
    >> the sea gulls when ever he went out on deck.....hence the
    >> 'smaller than chicken' chicken parts.

    >
    > Somehow I doubt the story about the Navy eating seagull :-) I once shot
    > and cooked a sea duck and found the meat impossibly fishy.
    > --
    >
    > James Silverton
    > Potomac, Maryland
    >
    > Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


    Didn't say it was 'gospel' as 17 year old squids will believe most anything
    'Cheif' tells them. As for FBS, he was just feeding into his father's
    story.
    -ginny



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