Thursday, September 4, 2014

52 sandwiches research // tortas sinaloa

My 52 sandwiches project has made me an analytical observer of all sandwiches I come across. I take a close look at any given sandwich, and use the scientific method to draw conclusions. I formulate a series of questions, "What kind of bread was used for this sandwich?" "Was this sandwich pressed or grilled?" "Were condiments used? If so, what?" "Will I like this sandwich?" (The answer is almost always yes). Then I state my hypothesis (or hypotheses): "I think I will love this sandwich!" Then, I run the test: tasting the sandwich. Finally, I draw conclusions and offer analyses: "I was right. I love this sandwich." "I will be replicating this sandwich at home soon!"

I recently conducted research at a local Mexican restaurant: Tortas Sinaloa. (Tortas are Mexican sandwiches). Tortas Sinaloa is a chain restaurant in California. There are restaurants in Santa Ana, Ontario, Fontana, Corona, Baldwin Park, and Hesperia. Tortas Sinaloa not only sells tortas, they also sell smoothies/juices/shakes/aquas frescas (blended fruit drinks), and other Mexican food staples like tacos, quesadillas, burritos, etc. I was obviously researching their tortas. 
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I ordered the Fontana torta, which has carne asada, Panela cheese, beans, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and onion. I'll skip straight to the analysis, and tell you that my hypothesis was correct: this sandwich is really good.
tortas sinaloa
I also ordered a pineapple shake while I was there. (Their pineapple, coconut, walnut shake is delicious, as well. The jig is up. I've "researched" this place before).
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I conclude by stating that my research partners (my family) and I agree that Tortas Sinaloa tortas are the bomb dot com. You can quote me on that in your own research articles.
tortas sinaloa
** I am attempting to make 52 sandwiches. Read more about how this project got started here. See all the sandwiches I've made so far here.**

P.S. Related: torta de queso (cheese torta) recipe.