If you're going to the Texas Folklife Festival
this coming weekend ($5-12, Saturday, June 13, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, June 14, noon-7 p.m; 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., (210) 458-2224), wear your loosest pair of pants or advisably something with a draw string, because it 's not often that an entire world's worth of food is at the same place. This is a highlighted list of dishes being served at the festival that you want to try while you can, because some are much harder to find in the city than others.
1. Pierogi (Polish)
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Polish cheese and potato dumplings slathered in a bacon sauce served by the Leopold Moczygemba Foundation. These will be served in orders of three at the festival.
2. Chicken adobo, pancit and rice combo (Filipino)
The void of Filipino restaurants in town will be filled at the festival by the Filipino American in San Antonio, Inc. Chicken adobo is traditionally marinated in vinegar, soy sauce and garlic and served with pancit noodles.
3. Pastafrola (Argentinian)
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Pastafrola = pie. Argentinian pie to be precise. Inspired by Italian immigrants, pastafrola is a sweet tart with its signature lattice pastry covering and commonly filled with either quince, sweet potato jam (dulce de batata), dulce de leche, guava or strawberry jam. This dish will be served by Case de Argentina.