|Sanguchon's pan con chicharron, $8.|
is a monster sanguche
, the Hispanicization of "sandwich." (If you understand Spanish, there's a video of celebrity chef Gastón Acurio touring Lima's sangucherias
Altamirano's $7-$8 sanguchones aren't exactly monstrous, but they are chubby,
crusty rolls stuffed with classic Peruvian dishes like pollo a la brasa
(spit-roasted chicken) and lomo saltado (steak stir-fried with french
fries). The chef contains creamier, sloppier stews like aji de gallina
into burritolike wraps, and fries up sweet potatoes, yuca, and
plantains on the side for $4.
The most classic sanguchon on the menu: pan con chicharron -- chunks
of slow-roasted pork shoulder slathered in mayonnaise and topped with a
sweet potato slice and salsa criolla, or lime-tart red onions. Is
Sanguchon's pan con chicharron as majestic as the one El Perol makes
? Not yet. But it's early days: According to its Facebook page
, the truck will have lots of time to perfect its recipes parking at the corner of 17th and Carolina streets in Potrero Hill, every day from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.