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eat eat eat all the way home

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Unless you’re a major NSync fan, the post title is strictly informative and not funny.

I had a fantastic 2 1/2 weeks at home in California. Two of those weeks I spent in Hanford with the family vegging out, eating lots, and hanging out with the brothers. Not too many new meals but lots of old favorites.

I spent 3 days in the Bay Area catching up with good friends. The grand finale there was a meal at Pho Vi Hoa. I ordered the sliced pork meal. It was as good as I remember it. (Thanks to Jane and Jlin for housing me while I was in the Bay!)


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mexican food in singapore

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I’m from California. This means that I’m used to having easily accessible Mexican food. Make that easily accessible and GOOD Mexican food. Understandably, this is harder for a girl to get her hands on in Southeast Asia. Nevertheless, it’s not gonna stop me from trying.

On a recent post-work Friday, a group of us made our way to Cafe Iguana at Clarke Quay to grab margaritas and dinner. The verdict: not bad – not great, but not bad.

Before the picture parade, in the interest of full disclosure, you should know that the brightness and contrast on these pictures is doctored. I don’t usually make changes to my pictures (other than resizing) but the place was so dark that you couldn’t see much in the picture without me tweaking the brightness control.

They have blended margaritas in tons of different flavors including kiwi, banana, mango, pink guava, strawberry, and, what I ordered, soursop. As a soursop margarita it was a fail – didn’t taste like soursop at all. As a margarita – not bad, adequately tart with that zing of alcohol at the end.

We shared appetizers of fried calamari, queso fundido (not pictured but cheesy and delicious), and chicken and mushroom quesadillas (not memorable). Most of us ordered tacos or burritos as a main course (other than Cathy who got the lettuce wraps).

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November 23, 2008 at 8:21 pm

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lazy enchiladas

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I’m finally (cross my fingers) getting over the latest bug that left me bed bound for the last week or so. Thank goodness!

I first made this recipe two weekends ago when the LA crew was in town. The recipe below is based off that first go-round with the enchiladas. The pictures are from the rerun of the same but smaller portioned recipe.


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March 2, 2008 at 12:13 am

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mesa grill, ceasar’s palace, las vegas

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Night #2 in Vegas. Bcam made us reservations at Bobby Flay’s restaurant Mesa Grill which sits right across from the PCD Burlesque Show and Pure. Our waiter was a really nice, decently good looking, supposedly French dude. No pictures since this places was a little classy for that. My premonition was correct in that this was one of those big plates/small food type places.

We started with a shrimp ceviche served with plantain chips. The consensus was that the shrimp was gummy and the flavors were just ok. I was expecting something with a good kick to it and a nice sourness. I had the mahi-mahi which was flavored well but overcooked (sorry, Bobby). Bcam’s chile rellano (even with the goat cheese which I hate!) was good and the best of the entrees. For dessert, chocolate cake. Good but not great.

The best part of the meal were the drinks – three white peach margaritas (heavy handed George at the bar made them plenty strong). By dessert I was walkin’ crooked and talking about layaway.

The entire meal set us back 2 bills (including a nice tip for the friendly waiter).

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July 29, 2007 at 4:02 pm

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