Friday, November 2, 2007
Choripan...Heaven on a Bun.
I have to admit, I'm not the kind of guy who's into buying food off of some street vendor's cart. Unless it is the fish tacos on the beaches of Mexico, or the hot dogs off streets of New York, or the burritos and egg rolls off the carts around the University of Texas campus. And of course, corny dogs at the Texas State Fair.
OK, so maybe I am into street food.
Well, nothing comes close to the goodness of the Choripan. Choripan vendors can be found all over the the parks of Palermo and they serve up heaven on a warm tasty bun.
I guess Choripan is short for Chorizo y Pan (Sausage and bread for you gringos back home). Only the chorizo sausage is not the same firery, spicy-hot variety us Texicans are used to. Porteños don't like anything hot or too spicy.
The chorizo here is just a good old fashion sausage similar to what they have in Spain. Not very hot at all. But boy is it good.
Grill it up and throw it on a toasted bun and you have the closest thing you'll get to fast food here. Only 100 times better.