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Juan Sahuquillo and Javier Sanz are two chefs in their twenties and the great gastronomic revelation of the last few seasons, after putting their small town of Albacete (Casas-Ibáñez) on the culinary map with Cañitas Maite, OBA (a Michelin star and also a green one from the well-known French guide) and La Taberñita, Cañitas' little brother and more informal and street... In addition to being responsible for the culinary proposal of Cebo, restaurant of the exclusive Urban hotel.

Now, the chefs from Albacete are behind the wheel of CAÑA by Cañitas Maite, the new food truck that they park until January 7 at the Nuevos Ministerios Christmas market, in the vicinity of El Corte Inglés in Castellana (they have installed another one in the same shopping center in Albacete that will be operating until January 31).

The concept? Street cuisine to eat with your hands, whose star is, without a doubt, the hyper-famous -and silky- ham croquette, with which Javier and Juan won the Madrid Fusión 2021 contest for the best croquette in the world. A round bite made with fresh milk and sheep's butter, Joselito ham, slices of coppa and bacon.

CAÑA by Cañitas Maite, in Madrid.

Accompanying the star are fried and glazed wings with sweet-spicy chili syrup and pickled red onion and half a dozen premium burgers that have a lot of chicha. They prepare them with matured meats and with a recipe that Sanz and Sahuquillo have been working on and perfecting in their Taberñita de Casas Ibáñez.

They are grouped under three headings, with two hamburger versions in each and always with butter brioche bread. The singles have a burger of 120 grams of beef matured for 50 days: La Dumbo, with double cheddar, fresh lettuce, sweet and sour pickle, pickled red onion, ketchup and mustard, and La Carbonara, double cheddar cheese, crunchy guanciale taquitos and original yolk cream with black pepper and pecorino.

The non-smash, two pieces of 90 grams each of matured beef: La Koreana, with double cheddar, cut of bacon cooked at 65 degrees and glazed in teriyaki, sweet and sour pickle, pickled red onion and kimchi mayo, and La Bacon Mama, with double cheddar, bacon and onion chutney, bacon glazed in maple syrup and smoked bacon sauce.

The hottest burgers by Javier Sanz and Juan Sahuquillo.

Finally, Las Specials, with a 180-gram burger of meat matured for 50 days: La Ahumada, with smoked idiazábal cheese, slices of Galician beef jerky selection Lyo, caramelized onion and cured yolk sauce, and La Chic, with double melted Arzúa Ulloa cheese, Joselito cured jowl slices, cream-roasted portobellos and also this mushroom sliced raw and with truffled mayonnaise.

To top it all off, two desserts with their own stamp: Cañickers, a version of the well-known Snickers bars, with a mixture of three chocolates with orange toffee and cocoa and kikos coating, and cheesecake, with three varieties from La Mancha, dark biscuit crumble, orange toffee and caramelised hazelnuts.

The CAÑA by Cañitas Maite food truck will remain available until January 7. Hours: 12 noon to 23 p.m.; December 24 and 31 will be open until 17 p.m. and January 5 until 22 p.m. Closed on 25 December 2023 and 1 and 6 January 2004. Prices: from 12 to 16 euros.