Topic: Mole Challenge
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September 12, 2013 at 7:03 AM
Readers urged me to try the mole (“MOHL-ay”) at La Olla Restaurante on Calle Reforma (No. 402) in Oaxaca, and my Moon guidebook noted it has become a favorite with visitors and residents from the United States. The latter may be a plus or minus depending on whether you want to be with a local crowd or with other Estadounidenses. (That’s the preferred name here for folks from the U.S. — “estados” means “states,” and “unidos” is “united.” I’ve found that others who live in The Americas sometimes resent that U.S. residents claim “American” for their own.)
There was no crowd when I visited La Olla but the few who came in were not Latino, so maybe the guidebook is correct.
All that aside, the mole was the thing.
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