For the uninitiated, a pupusa looks like an unassuming tortilla, but it takes just one bite to see that the Salvadoran masa pockets are a unique delicacy. Popular fillings include pork, cheese, beans, loroco flowers, or a combination of these items. A tangy cabbage and carrrot slaw called curtido is traditionally served as a condiment.
Salvadorans make up the largest immigrant group in Washington. Accordingly, plenty of pupuserias have popped up to serve them. From mom-and-pop operations on Maryland’s pupusa highway, to longstanding favorites in the Mt. Pleasant, U Street, and Shaw neighborhoods, options abound for a dish that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.Read More