Salvadoran Culinary Roots

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Journalist and author Rubén Martínez believes that for many immigrants, food is a crucial link to home. For him and other Salvadorans, that link is the pupusa. Not quite as well known as the taco, the pupusa is the national dish of El Salvador. Made out of corn masa, it’s stuffed with cheese, beans, chicharon (pork rind) or loroco (flower bud) and is garnished with curtido (a pickled cabbage, onion and carrot mixture) and a red tomato sauce.

El Buen Gusto Restaurant
3140 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

El Nuevo Rincon
1811 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Mi Querido Pulgarcito
2500 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006

El Nuevo Rincon Salvadoreno (formerly known as Pupuseria La Fe)
3827 W Sunset Blvd (near Hyperion in Silver Lake)
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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