Monday, September 14, 2009
Guatemala Restaurante is on Shallowford in Chamblee. It's a very local restaurant. Most of the clientele speak Spanish. But they are very nice to gringos like me.
I went there because I craved a tamale. I ordered two of the chicken variety. I apologize for this photo, but as you can see, the presentation is a little different than what I'm used to---the corn wrapper only goes around part of the tamale. But the big surprise was when I put my fork into it and hit something hard. That turned out to be the joint half of a chicken leg with the meat attached. It was good, but I have never seen that style before. Imagine how I would have felt if I had been eating it with my hands.
The plantains were more standard, served with sour cream. They were a nice complement to the tamales.