Wednesday, June 22, 2011


When President Barack Obama visited Puerto Rico this month, he stopped for lunch at Kasalta Bakery in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Old San Juan. He ordered a "Medianoche" sandwich and had a Quesito and a cup of coffee for dessert.

A "Medianoche" is a type of Cuban sandwich that consists of roast pork, ham, swiss cheese, and dill pickles on slices of egg bread that is similar to Challah bread. The medianoche is typically cooked in a press. It's almost like a Cuban sandwich, the only difference is the bread.
I have never been to Kesalta, and have never had a medianoche, so I'm putting it on my list of things to check out when I jet set to Puerto Rico this summer. I figure if it's good enough for Mr. President, it's worth a try...I'll let you know what I think.