I finally tried birria - roasted and shredded beef

@jerzgirl (9234)
United States
March 22, 2024 11:01pm CST
I have been seeing more and more about birria all over. Ads, articles, food posts, etc. Then I saw a YouTube video that showed birria tacos fried on each side and served with the broth the meat created while cooking. I KNEW right then, I had to try them. I got the chance on Wednesday. My friend and I went to a Mexican restaurant south of us on the old road to Atlantic City. Beautiful restaurant inside. Really nice people. Spotless. Looking over the menu, I saw they had quesabirria tacos. I knew queso was cheese and birria was the shredded meat. The server confirmed that was just what it was, so that's what I ordered. I was VERY pleased. I did need to add salt as they had very little in their broth or meat (better for anybody, but I wanted more flavor), but I was in heaven. I ended up bringing home one of the tacos along with the beans and some rice. That's what I had for breakfast yesterday. The photo is of the actual dish placed in front of me with the little cup of broth. Doesn't it look delicious!!
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@Shavkat (137321)
• Philippines
23 Mar
It looks like "empanada" in my country. If it is the same thing, I would like to have some.
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@May2k8 (18154)
• Indonesia
23 Mar
in my country it is similar to "pastel" but the way it is cooked is fried here.
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@jerzgirl (9234)
• United States
23 Mar
It's a corn tortilla folded in half around the meat and cheese and then fried. It's similar but it's not sealed dough. I was able to open it to add salt. Empanadas are usually made with a flour dough. But you could do the same thing by using the broth from the cooked meat to dip the with in.
@jerzgirl (9234)
• United States
23 Mar
@May2k8 What is pastel made with?
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• Nairobi, Kenya
23 Mar
It looks good. I like how it looks. I'm sure you enjoyed it. I can tell by the way you described it. I had instant noodles for breakfast.
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@jerzgirl (9234)
• United States
23 Mar
It did look really good. That's always a plus, but even better when the taste matches the look.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
23 Mar
@jerzgirl I'm glad to know that
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@May2k8 (18154)
• Indonesia
23 Mar
Generally in my country as filling we use carrots, potatoes, vermicelli and eggs.
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@jerzgirl (9234)
• United States
23 Mar
What do you make with those ingredients?
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@May2k8 (18154)
• Indonesia
23 Mar
@jerzgirl it can be pastel or tofu which contains the ingredients I mentioned above.
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