My husband and I together with family, headed to Island Park in Long Island one Saturday evening and dined at the exquisite and authentic Spanish resto on this side of town. The resto is one of those little and quaint kind comparable to a mom and pop store, but they serve real good Spanish cuisine.
These drinks are called horchata. They are the typical drink from El Salvador made from the jicaro seeds ground with rice and spices such as ground cocoa, cinnamon, sesame seeds, nutmeg, tigernuts and vanilla. Other nuts that may also be used include peanuts, almonds and cashews. Because of these ingredients, the horchata is usually strained before serving. They were delicious but a tad too sweet for me.
Let me tell you, I have been so remiss on updating my blogs that I’m not ashamed to admit that we dined there a year ago. Which is why I can no longer remember the names of the dishes that we ate. The drinks is an exception because they stood out to me and of course, my all time Spanish dish favorite : tamales.
So please bear with me and just be content on looking at the photographs. All I can say is, if you want authentic Spanish cuisine, this place won’t disappoint you.
These tamales was indeed so delicious!