Saturday, January 17, 2009
inca kola and saltenas
for the most part, i was raised in houston. my parents moved here when i was 3 and my sister 1. we didnt join our parents for another 5 or 6 years. so doing the math, ive been here for almost 20 years.
and even to this day, if i dont know something that is popular in american culture, i use the excuse that i am a foreigner.
that being said, i also take foods that i grew up with for granted.
have you ever drank an inca kola?
have you ever ate a saltena?
well then, you my friend have not lived.
i was surprised to find inca cola at hubbel and hudson (in the woodlands). and as for saltenas ... a saltena is a spiced beef or chicken stew encased in a pastry made from lard and annatto. my grandma makes them on the weekends by orders from other bolivians in the city. want an order?