Cycle 12 – Item 308
9 (Wed) November 2021
at El Pino 323
-Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
The Wet Burrito is a Mexican-American dish. It’s simply a burrito, served on a plate, topped with sauce, eaten with a knife and fork.
Despite having lived in California for decades (albeit, many decades ago), and eaten tons of Mexican-American food, I’d never heard of a wet burrito until seeing it on the menu at this restaurant. A quick internet search suggests that it’s an actual thing – must be new.
The wet burrito at El Pino 323 was phenomenal. An enormous Mission-style burrito, stuffed with carne asada + rice + beans etc., topped with cheese + sour cream + salsa verde + cilantro + tomatoes + lettuce, smothered in a slightly spicy green chili sauce. Every bite was explosive, and yet balanced in flavor. The best dish that I’ve tasted in recent memory.
(See also BOOZE)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)