Okay, I’m joking but I’m wondering if instead of visiting my family down in the Dominican Republic this year, I should make the trek out to North Miami Beach where I have uncovered a Latin kosher restaurant, Mami’s Kosher Restaurant, that serves Cuban food. Rice! Beans! Tostones! Jackpot!
My mouth is watering as I dream of visiting Mami’s Kosher restaurant.
And seriously, how come there is only ONE kosher Mexican food in New York? And absolutely none in Los Angeles. Not that Mexican food is anything like Dominican food. If someone else tries to push a quesadilla in my face to make me feel better, I will scream. And for the last time: “NO, I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO MAKE TACOS.” I do know how to buy them from the store. I didn’t even know what tacos were until I saw a Taco Belle in high school.
WHY ARE THERE A BILLION CHINESE KOSHER RESTAURANTS? HOW MANY CHINESE JEWS DO YOU KNOW? Sorry, I just needed to get that off my chest. This Jewish obsession with sushi has to stop…or at least pause while someone contemplates what would be a perfect addition to Washington Heights: a Dominican kosher restaurant!
In the meantime, a reader suggested I soothe my beastly Id by playing “Ta’am Latino: The Latin American Shabbat.” Who knew Lecha Dodi could go “ranchera”? Listen here. The CD is also available on Amazon