I’ve been meaning to make my way to the much touted row of South American food trucks that line the Red Hook Ballfields for a long time. Too bad my stomach is squished into a little ball, making a true exploration of the cuisine difficult. I did however, manage an incredibly refreshing fresh watermelon juice from Victor and Ana’s Blended Wonders and a jalapeno and cheese stuffed pupusa from the Salvadorian El Olomega.
A pupusa is a thick corn tortilla filled with cheese and other goodies (Mike and Jim opted for a flavorful pork). It’s grilled and served hot with curtido (pickled cabbage) and onions. It was my first time with the dish and I can count myself quite a fan. We shared salty fried plantains from the same vendor. A creamy, spiced Horchata also from El Olomega was Jim’s refreshment of choice.
The vendors are open until October, so you still have a few more days to try authentic, amazing food you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. I hope I can make it back again this season to try more of the offerings.