In a shallow pot, arrange the spam, hot dogs, tofu, tofu puffs, mushrooms, carrots, and mochi. In a small bowl, mix together all of the sauce ingredients. Place in the center of the ingredients in the pot, then pour the chicken stock in, near the edge of the pot. Partially cover with the lid and bring to a boil over medium high heat, about 5-8 minutes.
Remove the lid and add the instant noodles, green onions, and cheese. Simmer until the noodles are cooked, about 2-3 minutes. At this point, bring the pot to the middle of the table where everyone can scoop out a bit of everything they like. If you have a portable burner or induction cooker, you can make the entire dish at the table, enjoying the stew as it simmers on low.
Be sure to eat the noodles first, otherwise they’ll get soggy. Enjoy the rest of the stew with rice!
Yes, Dapper Dan the Food Man gets a Sandwich Cubano at his Favorite Latin restaurant in NEW YORK, IL Castillo d Jagua on Rivington Street on the Lower East Side of New York City.
"I haven't had one in a while. I've been dying for one, and couldn't wait any longer. So after my Chiropractor visit, I headed over to the Lower East Side, to one of my favorite places ever to get my beloved Cubano Sandwich."
"I've been Eating these Bad Boys for Years. I used to get just about one a week when I was living on Avenue A, and just had to shoot down 10 blocks to Essex Street to get one. I used to love a place on Essex Street, that no longer exist. But I'm happy to say that El Castillo d' Jagua is still there. I've been going there for more than 30 years, and I went back today, and was happy to see it still open. Most of the other old Dominican and Puerto Rican Joints have since closed."
When I sat down, the waitress gave me a menu, and I told her, "I know what I want. Can I have a Sandwich Cubano please," I asked her. She smile and said yes, so my order was in. All I had to do was wait. I was pretty sure that it would still be as good as ever, but I really wasn't sure. I think it was 3 or 4 years since I was here last, and it was good then. It was always good. These guys know their stuff, especially when it comes to making Cuban Sandwiches. So I waited. While I was waiting, I gave my brother Michael a call in Texas. A few minutes later my Cubano came. "Yee-ha! Dam it looked good. I couldn't wait." I bit in. "MMmummmm, Yeahh Baby! It was good. Good as ever. In fact, it was near perfect, and I was one happy camper.
"Yes Boys & Girls, this Baby was good. Better than good actually. It was Super Delicious I'd have to say. So, rating it, I'd have to give this Bad Boy a solid 9.9 on a Scale of 1 to 10. Wow, that's pretty dam good! A 9.9, it really doesn't get much better than that. But it was well deserving. The sandwich was just about perfectly made. These guys are consistent. They have to be, or their loyal customers wouldn't come back if they weren't."
YES IT'S ALWAYS GOOD HERE
The SANDWICH CUBANO at El CASTILLO d' JAGUA
"They Never Ever Let You Down"
I LOVE THEM !!!
"This has been Dapper Dan The Food Man, with another great food review for NEW YORK EATS - GOin In FOOD REVIEWS , signing off for now, and until Next Time. Take Care Everyone."