Sandwich Report Card: Media Noche

Learn about the Media Noche sandwich and the Aguila Sandwich Shop.
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Media Noche

Media Noche

In the Gulf Coast region, 3 sandwiches go head-to-head for a chance to be the regional champ. The second of these is the Media Noche from Aguila Sandwich Shop. Get the facts on this contender and the recipe so you can make it at home.







Sandwich:
Media Noche

Where to Find It:
Aguila Sandwich Shop
3200 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33614

History:
Aguila's Sandwich Shop has been open for business for 7 years, but it actually started 25 years ago. The Aguila family opened a restaurant called La Ideal that had a similar menu to what Aguila's serves today. It was so successful that they opened 2 additional locations in Tampa, each run by a different family member. Slowly they sold the restaurants (along with the name) as the family thought about retiring from the business. After 6 months of retirement they decided they wanted back in the business and opened a new restaurant using the family name.  


BITE Score Rating:

B (Bread) - The egg bread is sensational. It stays crispy throughout and soft inside.
I (Interior) - I love the pork here. You get one cohesive flavor that has lots of dimensions.
T (Taste) - Incredible taste
E (Experience) - Serves food of the highest order

Result: Defeated by Domilise's Shrimp Po' Boy


Recipe:

Ingredients
* Egg Roll
* Pulled Pork
* Garlic
* Citrus
* Oil
* Vinegar
* Sour Onions
* 4 slices of Boiled Ham
* 2 slices of Serano Ham
* Swiss Cheese
* 3 pieces of Salami (1 slice cut into 3)
* Mayonnaise
* Mustard
* Pickles

Directions
* Make MOJO sauce by mixing garlic, citrus, oil, vinegar and sour onions.
* Slice egg roll for the sandwich assembly.
* Add boiled ham, Serano ham, pulled pork, Swiss cheese, salami.
* Spread mayonnaise, mustard and MOJO sauce.
* Add pickles.
* Press sandwich on press at 300 degrees.

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