TRIPAS ARE THE NEW ASADA: THE CRISPIEST TRIPITA TACOS IN L.A. AND O.C IN 2020

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  1. TRIPAS ARE THE NEW ASADA: THE CRISPIEST TRIPITA TACOS IN L.A. AND O.C IN 2020
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    Must be Foodie Friday.

    Here's another thread.

    Comments, omissions, etc., welcome.

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    We noticed something recently. More and more, the tripa taco has begun to attract the hearts and stomachs of many throughout L.A.’s taco-stratosphere. Some, like our resident senior staff fotógrafo and graphic designer foo Erwin Recinos, say the best way to judge an establishment’s taco is by how seriously they take their tripas and after doing the work.

    We agree.

    Translated from Spanish to English on most menus as simply “guts,” tripas is the small beef intestine. Not to be confused with tripe, which is the often gummier offal that makes up menudo. To Recinos’ point, the process that goes into preparing and properly cleaning tripas can say a lot about a restaurant. Rush it and its notorious musk will be extremely pronounced. However, take your time to properly clean and break them down, and its deeply tasting flavors can be downright glorious....

    https://www.lataco.com/tripas-la-oc/
     
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    You can't be serious... guts really? You mean all this time we've been eating beef guts an didn't know it ? Yuk!
     
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    Really? You mean to tell us that people are just now finding this out? Tripas ROCK! HELL YEAH!
     
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    I first had tripas in the early 80’s. No thank you! Carnitas, lengua, carne asada, ....fine, but no thank you to tripas!
     
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    A few years ago there was a food court at Jefferson and Hoover just north of campus that had a little Chinese fast-food place. One of their dishes was labeled "beef" but it was actually chittlins or tripas. Nonetheless, it was delicious. It's sad that the mall was bulldozed.
     
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    Chittlins are from porky pig, which would make sense for a Chinese restaurant to serve instead of beef tripas.
     
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    My pops raised me on tripas and menudo...mmmmmmmmmm.
     
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    I have eaten chittlins labeled as such in Chinese restaurants.
     
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    My dad was always cooking up guts, tongue, brains and blood sausage. I can’t tell you how many times I opened our oven door to see what was cooking and having a goat or sheep head smiling back at me.
    This was usually on Sundays. Not a mystery that mom usually went to visit her sister on Sundays.
     
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    There are two separate dishes. One is loosely translated as "cow mix/miscellaneous" which is made from various innards of the cow. Another is "pig intestines" which needs no explanation.
     

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