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Old 10-18-2011, 03:40 PM   #21
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That is not a cuban! That is not a cuban restaurant you linked but a mexican restaurant instead. It would be a Torta in a mexican restaurant but the fries on it don't even qualify it for that. I am not saying it is not good, Just clarifying.

Cubans are made with pork. They are not panninis either.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:36 PM   #22
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That is not a cuban! That is not a cuban restaurant you linked but a mexican restaurant instead.
Sorry but you are wrong on both counts. That is a Cuban Steak Sandwich. There is a Traditional Cuban sandwich, in which the authenticity level is quite in NJ and Florida because Cuban population is quite high. A Media Noche and a Cuban Steak Sandwich (which is what is pictured) which is JUST as popular as the original cuban sandwich in some areas. I spent 30 years in Northern NJ (I live in So Cal now) and I have visited Dos Amigos over 100 times.

In fact the owners and the food 1000% Cuban.

Your from the Bay area you KNOW your Mexican food.

And being from Northern NJ, dude I KNOW my Cuban food. Trust me the Cuban STEAK Sandwich is very much part of Cuban Cuisine. (And Yes there is the more traditional version, but the steak variation is served by every Cuban Restaurant in the NJ/NY tri state area.)

Some times the fries are substituted for potato sticks.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:44 PM   #23
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http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/...ich-90784.aspx

and actually most places, in northern NJ do press them down with a panini presser.
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Cuban sandwich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Then it is a Cuban Steak Sandwich. Not a Cuban. The smooth pannini press is a Plancha. Just Sayin!
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We can all agree there are Cuban sandwiches made with pork, ham, cheese, etc., and there are Cuban steak sandwiches made with steak. Two different sandwiches.

The OP referenced Cuban sandwiches and steak tacos. She probably should have said Cuban steak sandwiches and steak tacos.
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Sorry Chef, I was not specific enough... I meant Cuban STEAK sandwiches like the one pictured below.

OP did clarify ... jes' saying.
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I've only heard of the Cuban sandwiches made with pork, ham, cheese, pickle and flattened out referred to as pressed Cubans. If someone offered me a Cuban... fish, steak, chicken or any other sandwich simply referred to as a Cuban ______ sandwich, I would assume it was simply spiced in a Cuban kind of way, maybe pressed, maybe not. I've never been to Cuba, but they must make more than one kind of sammie down there
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I've only heard of the Cuban sandwiches made with pork, ham, cheese, pickle and flattened out referred to as pressed Cubans. If someone offered me a Cuban... fish, steak, chicken or any other sandwich simply referred to as a Cuban ______ sandwich, I would assume it was simply spiced in a Cuban kind of way, maybe pressed, maybe not. I've never been to Cuba, but they must make more than one kind of sammie down there
We have friends who have been to Cuba. Still not legal here, but it's on my bucket list.

According to their reports, yes indeedy, they do have all of the above, cooked in many ways, including steak sammies!
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I too would LOVE to visit Cuba. And I yes I do plan to go. And yes I do plan to go. And YES that means I am enough of a Scofflaw to visit via Jamaica or the Dominican Republic. I know enough people who have made the trip enough times to explain to me exactly how to do it with out getting your passport stamped.

And no, I don't think its morally wrong to visit just because there's a mandated travel restriction on it.

I have just heard great things about Old Havana.
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