October 5, 2009

Arepas Cafe - Astoria, Queens

From dosas in India to tortas in Mexico, we love comforting "sandwich-like" foods from around the world.  So when we happened upon Arepas Cafe in Long Island City, Queens, we were eager to try Venezuela's national dish (arepas).

Made of a corn-based bread, the arepas is filled with cheese, meats, etc (like a pita pocket).  We chose the Mami ($6.50), Arepas Cafe's homemade arepas filled with Venezuelan roast pork, avocado, and white cheese.

The meat was cooked very tender with a nice mix of seasoning and without being overly greasy.  The cheese was warm and melted while the avocado was creamy.  The accompanying green avocado sauce was perfect - light, creamy, and refreshing.

Arepas Cafe is located at 37-07 36th Ave in Astoria, Queens.

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