Something You Should Eat: La Humita

September 28, 2010

Steamed like a tamale, redolent with sweet corn and intense achiote oil, these Ecuadorian treats are hard to come by in Chicago. ‚ At La Humita, their namesake is worth the trip alone - unless you've decided to give up waiting in line at Smoque, just a few blocks up the street. ‚ You'll probably want to eat more than just one - I typically have at least two per visit. ‚ But please, don't call them tamales.