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Smorgasburg in Williamsburg

Posted: 02/17/12


Smorgasburg in Williamsburg

Restaurant: NYC

Nelson @ Brooklyn: We took a nice ferry ride over to Brooklyn to meet up with my sister at this weekly summer food event. 50 vendors get together to offer a wide variety of foods.

This first one is from asiadog, almost exactly the same as japadog. We tried the Sidney, thai mango relish w/ red onion, cucumber, cilantro and crushed peanuts ($4). This was a surprisingly good combo that produced a very fresh taste. Generous amounts of toppings was nice too and overall a bit sour, but still good.

Next is a Pupusa, the most authentic and traditional food from El Salvador, they are grilled corn masa patties hand shaped and stuffed with cheese and various fillings (traditional pork in our case). It came with a lot of pickled vegetables (even jalapenos), but it was difficult eating a lot of this. Inside the pupasa was cheese and very thin layer of meat. Not bad, not great either though.

The next stand we tried was Victor's Famous Empanadas ($3). I don't think I've had one before, but the tastes were very similar to other foods I've tried before.

Last, but definitely not least is ice cream....no wait, it's not actually ice cream, it's just bananas! They take a frozen banana, put it through a machine (aerator?) and voila, the result is something that has the exact same texture as ice cream, but it is all fruit. What a great idea that makes a dessert really healthy as long as you don't mind the taste of bananas. We had a nutella sauce and nilla wafer dust sprinkled on top to make it even more ice cream like. It was a refreshing way to end our eating Smorgaburg!

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Categories: Appetizer,  BBQ,  Beef,  Chocolate,  Deep Fried,  Dessert,  Fruit,  Nuts,  Pork,  Thai,  

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