Thursday, October 20, 2005

What the hell is pollo criollo?

Can someone please tell me what creole chicken is? We're in bumfuck, on the Peruvian border, and the only thing we can find to eat (other than cow-hoof soup) is creole chicken. The guy swears its chicken. It's like chicken, he says, only better. It's creole chicken.

It's dark meat, and oilier than chicken, and richer, and Aimee swears its beef, but beef doesn't have that speckled skin from where they yank the feathers out. Big chicken? Maybe it's big chicken. The bone on Aimee's plate was bigger than that of a goat leg, so that's one big fucking chicken. It's gotta be gallina. It's gotta be big chicken.

7 Comments:

Blogger The Social Worker said...

wouldn't "creole" refer to the way the bird is prepared? y'know, carribean style, a little o'this, o'that... the sultans play creole, yeah, creole...

11:27 PM  
Blogger Travelburro said...

Yeah, that's what you'd think. But it wasn't chicken! Aimee had a bone in hers bigger than any chicken bone I've ever seen. It was some kind of big chicken, I tell you. The meat tasted like goat meat or something.

4:17 PM  
Blogger fiorella said...

I refuse to eat such confusing meat anymore!

4:26 PM  
Blogger El Gallo Loco said...

I looked it up. Pollo Criolla is pony! They already had the famous criolla horse , and when some german silver mine owners brought in ponys for working the mines, the natives called the "chicken horses". They no longer use them for mining but farm them for food cause they apparently eat ANYTHING. That is so gross - you guys are eating ponys. I wonder which bone that was? I think this is box-text material.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Travelburro said...

That's an interesting but totally disturbing theory, and it looks like I'm going to have to do a bit more research on exactly what we ate. More to come...

5:51 PM  
Blogger El Gallo Loco said...

Do you need this guerro to show you what's going on?! Go to a place that serves Pollo Criollo and ask, "Adonde Poder mirar un pollo criollo en vivo?"
Dude - they are "chicken horses" They use the tails to make keychains and shit.

7:37 PM  
Blogger fiorella said...

We now have reason to believe it was peacock. Peacock, for the love of god!

8:51 AM  

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