A question posed in a recent email (thanks CVChow!), and of course the answer is a resounding yes! It's just that I'm perhaps a little slower on "the trigger" with places I've already posted on. But once in a while I still take photos. But questions like this made me realize that I need to update my "rotation", and I will do so in the upcoming weeks.
So here are some revisits, mostly photos...kind of what Uber OC Food Blogger Elmomonster would call a "photo super shoot"...in my case, it's just a bunch of photos....
Even More Latin Chef:
One of 3 restaurants I need to add to our rotation list. The Cebiche Pescado is a current obsession of the Missus:
She craves this once or twice a week, always finishing by sipping the Leche De Tigre (Tiger's Milk) with a spoon.
Here's a photo of the Tiradito:
Tiradito is, from what I've been told a Japanese influenced Peruvian raw fish dish. This version was made using the Aji Amarillo. The fish had been sliced into strips and slightly flattened with the blade of a knife. Hmmm, sounds really similar to some of the dishes a fairly well known Chef and Restaurant Owner named "Nobu" does. Nice, though not a refreshing as the Cebiche. BTW, did you know that the Sushi Bar in Lima that Nobu co-founded is still in business? It's called Matsuei, and on our list of possible restaurants to visit for our trip to Peru later this year.
We've been eating there every other week or so. In fact, I need to revise my statement about the manager. From our second visit on, he's been so very nice, and always comes by to chat or to say hello. In fact, as I left the other day, he stopped me, shook my hand, and in the very formal Japanese way, handed me his business card.
So here's some other stuff!
The Prime Beef Tongue:
A current favorite of the Missus, the Prime Tongue w/Onion.
You only cook this baby on one side...
One of my favorite "cuts" is the Prime Skirt, it is also one of the most inexpensive at $5.25.
Though a tad more chewy than other cuts, it is still quite tender. The payoff is the nice beefy flavor.
Another one for our rotation, the original post can be found here.
Even more Asia Cafe:
That doesn't mean we still don't visit some of our favorites. Here's a few photos from Asia Cafe during a recent really fun meal with Ed from Yuma.
The Yum Asia:
With the full complement of Greens and Herbs.
The See Nam Tok:
The $12 Lunch Bento from Izakaya Sakura:
So many posts on this place. Here's a photo I had lingering around, Clayfu has a nice post.
You can read the Chowhound post here. It is a lot of food, almost too much for a workday lunch, if you know what I mean. I've heard complaints about the lunch not being very hot....methinks that person does not know what a "bento" lunch is all about. It's a box lunch, whose history goes back to the 11th or 12th century. While digging around, I found a nice little post here. Other posts on Sakura can be found here, here, and here.
Finally, a bit of Saturday silliness:
Earlier this week, I was standing in line at the grocery check-out, and you know how some couples talk really loud, and sometimes you learn or hear a bit more than you really wanted. This young couple was in the midst of a conversation....
Young Lady: "I heard a joke that I really don't understand....I think it's really stupid, and not funny."
Young Man: "What what is...."
YL: "Some of the guys were joking around, and said - Milk a bull, and make a friend for life..."
YM chokes and spits his gum out involuntarily: "Gasp....."
YL: "What's so funny...you can't milk a bull!"
By now everyone in line is cracking up, the cashier is turning a nice red color.
YM: "Think about it, if you tried to milk a bull....."
YL: "Hey, I'm not stupid, I know Bulls are male and you can't milk them!"
YM: "Say, you tried to milk a bull?"
YL: "But you can't milk a bull...."
YM, by now somewhat composed: "But if you really tried to, ahem, milk a bull......."
YL: "That's just dumb...."
YM, looking around at all the laughing people: "Must be a lot of dumb people in this line...."
Have a nice weekend.......