Where: Cafe Habana
17 Prince St., New York, NY 10012
For my last meal on Earth, I would have to include the chili corn from Cafe Habana. It is the single best corn that has ever graced my lips. As I am writing this, I’m trying not to drool on my keyboard, and it’s almost too hard to control. The recipe is so simple yet so jam packed of flavor molecules, that it just blows my mind. We’re talking serious food-gasm here, people.
I’m usually not a Spanish food person early in the morning, so Spanish style breakfast foods are usually lost on me.
non-descript outside but there’s always an ungodly long wait
Corn- Ingredients: chili powder, lime, and cheese
result: It’s always a bit difficult for me to eat a whole cob of corn, and the chili burns the sides of the lips, but damn it, it’s worth it! The saltiness of the cheese, plus the mild spice of the chili, and the extra kick of lime juice is all one needs to survive.
Grilled Corn Mexican Style
Huevos Divorciados aka Mexican style yin yang eggs
The two salsas, thankfully, were not that spicy, or I think I might have killed myself since my whole plate was drenched in the liquid. I think I would also appreciate this if the salsa were a bit thicker. Instead, I had the liquid juices of the two salsas and the liquid yolks – that’s a lot of liquid-y stuff, people!
Huevos Con Chorizo
A friend who’s obsessed with huevos rancheros for brunch ordered this scrambled egg with chorizo [Mexican style] with accompanying black beans.