Posts Tagged ‘Morocho’
UPDATE BELOW: Additional Rookie of the Year Finalist Announced.
The finalists have just been announced for Rookie of the Year at the 2012 Vendy Awards.
Click through to find out the rookies who have been recognized for their delicious food.
To kick off NYSF Burger Week, we head south to Union Square via Peru.
If you want an idea of the variety of burgers available from NYC street vendors, one need look no farther than Morocho, the Peruvian cart on Union Square West just north of 14th St.
The chef/owner, Miguel Samanez recently recommended we try the burger a lo pobre. He told me it translates to “poor man’s burger”, and is basically a kitchen sink burger with a Peruvian twist.
Last weekend I went out for some street food, and ended up in Union Square. One vendor that caught my eye was a new food cart called Morocho. They were parked on the sidewalk on Union Square West between 14-15 St, and the sign said Peruvian Fusion.
I spoke with the chef, Miguel Samanez, who told me this was their first month on the street. Miguel was born in Brazil to Brazilian and Peruvian parents, but actually grew up in the Midwest from age 9. Someone must have taught this guy how to cook Peruvian food though, because it was delicious.
As I usually do at a new place, I asked for the chef’s recommendation. He suggested Aji de Gallina, a chicken, egg and potato dish that cost $7. The menu looked really interesting and I wanted to try a 2nd item, so he then suggested a lomo saltado taco, which cost $5.