"But there are no eggs in mine," the chef-owner of La Morada tells us after we place an order for albondigas ($8), the Mexican meatballs sometimes stuffed with hard boiled egg. It was presented as if a disclaimer, a suggestion that these were merely ordinary meatballs. They are anything but.
In the Bronx, the 6 train is—for the epicurious—where it's at. It's borough's most deliciously diverse and exciting route for the food obsessed, preferably accompanied to J. Lo's On The 6 as soundtrack. You're guaranteed to find at least one good bite off almost every stop up to Buhre Avenue, with a diversity and density of food you can't find on other trains around in the borough. With that in mind, here's your guide to eating some of the best food in the borough without straying too far from the train.
I never heard of mole blanco before Natalia Mendez, one of the mom and pop owners of Mott Haven's La Morada, casually mentioned it in a conversation about the Oaxacan specialties she has cooked here. La Morada makes the dish, and trying it is worth a special visit.