Alibi V.18 No.29 • July 16-22, 2009 

Ask Ari

Q: What, exactly, is oyster sauce? Is it really derived from oysters? Is fish sauce truly distilled fish?

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

Like a Mexican matzo ball,   albóndigas   meatball soup will cure what ails you.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Dahlia’s Central Mexican Cuisine

Rio Rancho’s queen of carne

It’s rare that Mexican food reminds me of my Jewish mother’s cooking, but that’s what happened with a bowl of albóndigas at Dahlia’s. A mildly aromatic broth crowded with chunks of carrot, celery, zucchini and a single large meatball comprised this bowl of Central Mexican comfort food. The meatball’s almost ethereal texture and mellow, satisfying flavor reminded me of mom’s matzo balls.

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]