Ever since visiting Venezuela in 2004, I have been craving arepas. They were everywhere over there. Empanadas too. Can't wait to try these. But first, I think we're all entitled to know what the big idea is with that mess of ketchup and mustard? Is there food under there? Also: http://www.macarenaslunch.com/
That mess starts with a base of plantain slices, fried to form a "patty", covered by slice of deli style ham, shredded cabbage, chicken, cheese, ketchup, mustard, and a garlic mayo sauce. We were told that this is popular in a particular part of Venezuela.
Yeah I really liked the Arepas, especially the Macarena's.
The bread is key, in my experience. It's gotta be like the biggest and best English muffin ever. I'll be having the "domino" arepa (black beans and chz and hopefully avocado salad).Ketchup and mustard Jackson Pollock painting? No thanks.
I haven't had any other arepas so I can't say if it's authentic or not but it was tasty and unique. The Patacon Zuliano wasn't my favorite either but I didn't mind giving it a try. A Venezuelan family behind us seemed to enjoy it.
Wow, Michael. Everything looks amazing. I love arepas and adore tostones. Will have to hit this place for certain. Thanks for sharing!p.s. the Patacon Zuliano is very Jackson Pollack :)Kendra
Kendra np, actually the Patacon Zuliano reminds me of Mondrian: http://legacy.earlham.edu/~vanbma/20th%20century/images/mondrian%20new%20york%20city%201942.jpg