(Especially in New Mexico) a deep-fried pastry, typically square, eaten with honey or sugar or as a bread.
- If only the same could be said for the so-called sopaipillas, which turn out to be triangular, cinnamon-sugared cake doughnuts - very average ones - instead of flaky balloons of fried dough.
- But then comes a dish like the shredded-pork tamales in their red-chile cloak - or air-puffed sopaipillas that would only need slightly hotter frying oil to achieve greatness - and you know you're someplace real.
- For those in search of authentic local cuisine, the red chile is hot and the sopaipillas light and fluffy at Abuelita's New Mexican Kitchen.
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