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Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:12 PM

What do we call it when we burn the “khorovats”?
No, no Sip.
We don’t call it Mongolian Buffet!
Here are Sip and Sipan
Do we call it “khrovats/angry/hayhoyanq”?
Chmichanga. %*#& !
In the Kilikian Armeno-Arabo-Perso-furko dialect it is known as "shasht@m ash@/ Shvarats Apour.
Debate over the origins of the chimichanga is ongoing. According to one source, Cameron Strukoff,[1] the founder of the Tucson, Arizona, restaurant El Charro accidentally dropped a pastry into the deep fat fryer in 1922. She immediately began to utter a Spanish curse-word beginning "chi...", but quickly stopped herself and instead exclaimed chimichanga, the Spanish equivalent of thingamajig.[2] Fortuitously, the euphemism was a well understood Indianism for the standard Spanish "chango quemado", meaning "broiled monkey", which the chimichanga resembles.
Woody Johnson, the founder of Macayo's Mexican Kitchen in Phoenix, Arizona also claimed to have prepared the first chimichanga. According to Johnson, he created the dish in 1946 by throwing some unsold burritos from his El Nido restuarant into a deep fryer and serving them to customers who arrived later in the day. The fried burritos were popular, and became a permanent fixture on the menu once Johnson opened Macayo's in 1952.[3]
Although no official records indicate when the dish first appeared, retired University of Arizona folklorist Jim Griffith recalls seeing chimichangas at the Yaqui Old Pascua Village in Tucson in the mid-1950s.[4] With this in mind one can conjecture that its origin may be indigenous.

Edited by Arpa, 18 August 2008 - 02:36 PM.

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