Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mercado De La Raza Tamale


I went to Asian Market on Beretania last Saturday to pick up ingredients to make summer rolls on Easter Sunday. I saw these guys waiting outside next door for Mercado De La Raza market to open.  I found out that they were waiting to buy tamales which are only made on the second and last Saturdays of each month.  

I texted my sisters to see if they knew about it, and Didi said that they usually sell out in an hour.  I decided to wait and see for myself. Sure enough, as soon as the doors opened everybody rushed inside and grabbed one or two bags each.

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As more people came in and left with their tamales, I kinda got caught up in the frenzy and decided to buy some to share at our gathering.  They were $15.50 for a bag of 6 (gulp). I bought two pork, one chicken and one beef . . . and a container of salsa. They were tasty and filled with lots of meat, but I doubt I'd buy it on a regular basis . . . too expensive.
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I WAS gonna have leftover tamales covered with cheese and salsa for lunch yesterday, but this is what happened after I zapped it in the microwave.  So tragic. IMG_4184

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dang, you wasted the 5 second rule on taking the picture!
v

jenny said...

Oh my! The last picture is totally a move of mine, no stealing! Haha nah, but what a coincidence! Yesterday I had my first ever visit to the Asian Market and walked by this place and wondered if I should go in...

Lorna Nishimitsu said...

Jalna, I am so sorry, but I just cracked up when I saw what happened to your tamale when you zapped it. Too funny (but yes, tragic). I'd eat it anyway.

Erick said...

Aww, looked so ono too. I guess you have to go back.

Honolulu Aunty said...

Sorry, I had to laugh. TOO funny, your last picture!

jalna said...

LOL, V!

First time, Jenny? Neat store, yah!

I couldn't believe it, Lorna. It smelled so good too! I thought about salvaging, but was too crumbly.

I did have more leftover, Erick.

How can yah, Aunty!

Anonymous said...

I'd look around and if no one is around, I'll quickly scoop it all in and eat 'em. Yeah, that's right, that's how I roll when I'm hungry! -N

jalna said...

Hahahahaha, N, I almost did.

Kay said...

You find the most amazing places to eat.

K and S said...

5 second rule!!!!

Leslie's pics said...

AAAACCKKKKK!!! aiyaaaaahhhh bummahs!

Cloudia said...

Wonderful local Beretania shot! Mahalo

jalna said...

Thanks Kay.

I was gonna . . . but just couldn't do it, Kat.

Les, I did have more at home, so not really tragic.

Thank you, Cloudia!

Mark Shelby said...

So sad on the dropped tamales! I would have scooped up from a half inch up and reheated it! Good to go! ; )

So you know I always want to help you save money. So here is how to make homemade tamales. This girl is hilarious. This is the most funny cooking video I have ever seen! Caution only a few bad words. ; )

Hey ladies of Jalna Blog....is this ever you in da kitchen....hehe ; )

But you can find other "how to's" on youtube.

EASY-TO-MAKE TAMALES! - #TastyTuesday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSA_PAhiH4o

jalna said...

OMG Mark, I watched the video and I loved it! She's so entertaining that girl!! HAHAHAHA!!!!

Mark Shelby said...

Ya! Hilarious! I would rather watch her all day long than all da bad news on KHON! ; )

Mark Shelby said...

Hey Jalna. I just found this. Timely with your earlier post about roasted pumpkin. Maybe a new project for Wendell.... ; )

Same funny girl. Enjoy!

PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDBc5e-W_JQ

Mark Shelby said...

OMG Jalna! I just found this. This looks so good, I just have to share this with you! Another good project for Wendell? ; )

THAI CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD - #TastyTuesday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2urXMG2X4zA

Geri said...

They sell the best flan too

jalna said...

Thanks Mark. I'll go check them out.

I forgot about the flan, Geri. I shoulda bought some while I was there.

jalna said...

MARK!!! SHE IS SOOOOO FRICKN FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark Shelby said...

Hey Jalna! Another good project for Wendell! Cinco de Mayo is coing up!

......LOL again! ; )

CINCO DE MAYO CHICKEN TOSTADAS! - #TastyTuesday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LQy6RkLNfU

Randism said...

Oh NO! Tamale-geddon!!! Agh!!!!!!!!!!

;-)

jalna said...

LOL, Rand!!