What is Albondigas and Where Can I Get Some on Cinco De Mayo?

Friday, April 27, 2018 | 8:25 pm

The Mexican meatball soup is one of the heartiest dishes on any menu. The delicious soup is thought to have been first created by the Berber or Arab people, who once ruled Spain. Spanish-speaking countries then adopted the dish as their very own, changing it to include a wide range of ingredients.

A number of meatball recipes appear to have been influenced by Middle Eastern cultures. Baghdad used to create them by wrapping the meat in pastry and deep frying it in coriander oil while ancient Romans preferred to use specifically peacock meat for their albondigas.

If you’re looking to create your own albondigas soup, you can throw in any kind of vegetable for a healthy meal. Watch this to see how it’s done:

With so many variations on offer, it takes a little know-how in order to get the soup dish right. Pasadena’s El Portal restaurant has perfected the albondigas soup, with its chefs taking flavors straight from the Yucatan.
Cinco De Mayo fiesta is Saturday, May 5th Starting at 6:00 pm
with tequila tasting & bocadillos, tequila girls & cerveza girls, and mariachi Real de Oro.

So go ahead Pasadena, and book a table for some of the best Mexican food, including that delicious albondigas soup, and enjoy the atmosphere as you take in some great food, great drinks, and great Mexican music.

El Portal is located at 695 E. Green St., in Pasadena. For more information call (626) 795-8553 or visit https://www.elportalrestaurant.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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