Cheap Eat of the Week: El Trompo’s weekend pozole


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Brisk weather is always a perfect excuse to get back into the hot, warm comfort foods that, for some reason, seem to go out of fashion during the warmer months. Mexican pozole is one such dish: hearty and soulful to the very last spoonful.

The traditional soup/stew, not unlike a Korean pork bone soup, is a dark red pork broth with hominy (dried corn/maize kernels) and pork meat that’s been stewed until tenderly ragged. It’s said that pozole had ritual significance for the Aztecs, who believed corn to be sacred, and they would prepare it only for special occasions.

Served on weekends only — that’s Saturday and Sunday, not even Friday evenings — El Trompo’s pozole is a fine reason to wake up on the weekend; a special occasion, indeed. Announced by a plastic blackboard with neon marker that says: “pozole, weekends only,” it’s easy to miss, and it would be a tragedy if you did.

At under $10 (including tax and tip), the pozole is a meal on its own and is served with two large crispy tostadas, diced radish, shredded lettuce, oregano and chili flakes. Throw it all in!

El Trompo, 277 Augusta Ave., 416-260-0097

Gizelle Lau is a food and travel writer/photographer in Toronto who lives from one meal to the next. Her column, Cheap Eat of the Week, highlights dishes that costs $10 or less. Follow her on Twitter for your daily dose of food from in and around the city.

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