Vendor Blender: La Tia Faby

Hello GFM lovers!

We hope you are as high and ecstatic about the sun and warmth as we are, we’ve been frolicking non-stop all weekend soakin’ up some sun. We’ve got tan lines to prove.

The next market is THIS SATURDAY and we cannot WAIT to share all the goodies in store. Come by, say hi, eat some grub, and frolic with us!

For this week’s vendor blendor, we are proud to introduce to you, La Tia Faby:

What type of foodstuffs does La Tia Faby provide?

Empanadas, cake pops, cookies and other random baked goods like pao de queijo.

How did the name come about?

The name was inspired by how I got into baking. I have a huge family that gets together every Saturday night for some Argentinean bbq and bibimbob- we have birthdays almost every week and I was always baking the cakes… hence, La Tia Faby.

How did the inspiration for the products come about?

I love empanadas-  You can find them everywhere in Buenos Aires and I missed having them around. They are perfect for a meal or just a snack. My mom has a recipe I stole and modify to make my own.

Where do you source your ingredients?

I get most of the empanada ingredients at the Union Square green market; otherwise, at local grocery stores.

Can you share a recipe?
I recently developed a kimchi sausage empanada that will kick your taste bud-ass. I’ll have it at the next GFM- hopefully people will enjoy it as much as I do.

This will make about 20 empanadas

For the dough, you can use frozen ones or make your own:
3 cups of all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cups of cold butter cut into small pieces
1 egg
4-5 tablespoons of ice cold water
Place the flour, salt, butter and egg into the food processor. Blend until you form a nice uniform dough and add the water as needed.
Chill the dough for about 1 hour
Roll out the dough about 1/4″
Use large cookie cutter (about 5″) to cut the dough into the discs.
Keep the discs in the fridge until you’ll use them

For the filling
4 cups of chopped kimchi
1 large onion, chopped
6 italian spicy sausage without the casings
3 cups of chopped and cooked glass noodles
20 empanada dough discs
1 large egg (beaten for brushing the empanadas)
Cook the glass noodles following the package instructions. Rinse them and cut into 1 inch pieces (it’s easier if you use shears)
In a large pan with veggie oil, cook the sausage and break them into bite size pieces.
Once the sausage is half way cooked, add the kimchi and onions
The kimchi and onions will cook in the sausage oil.
Let the sausage cook all the way
Add the cooked glass noodles and cook for another 2 minutes while mixing all the ingredients
Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, otherwise the dough discs will break.
Preheat the oven at 425 degrees
Fill each discs with about 3 tablespoons and seal with water and fold over to create a tight seal.
Place the empanada on a cookie sheet with parchment paper
Brush the empanadas with the egg for a nice golden color
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown

Why the decision to share your goods at GFM and where else might we find your goods?
No brainer -The Greenpoint Food Market is a great place for people who want to share their love for food. Hopefully you’ll find me in Dumbo this summer and I make goods to order on


5 responses to “Vendor Blender: La Tia Faby

  1. I picked up some yesterday, the empanadas are hot, spicy and delicious.The kimchi/sausage was exceptional. Well done…

  2. These guys are AMAZING!!! Cake lollypops are destined to destroy cupcakes and those empanadas are reZICKulously good. YUMMERS!!!

  3. I LOVVVVVVVVVVVe looking at the photos of your lovely little pieces.. I really want one. Can I order it for myself to you? 😀 I’m serious!

  4. I meant “can i order it FROM you” lol

  5. Jim/Jane Griffin

    How can we get in touch with Fabiana to ask if your empanadas come in a”mini size” ?? for a party Thursday June 17th – 50 people – drinks and ? empanadas? if possible ! our telephone is
    212 734 3677

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