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.