Since I moved to this area about 4 years ago, I’ve been the only native English speaker. As the neighborhood is the next logical step in the gentrification process, I believe others will soon be joining me. Anyway…
Mr. Solis is one of the ever arriving new businesses close to me and conveniently located ~1 minute from my casita. 😊
I created my YouTube channel because I began making short films (both in English and Spanish w/ subtitles). You can find three of them there; the fourth should be available in a couple of weeks (fingers crossed).
Recently, I’ve started filming bits and pieces of my life, areas of interest in Oaxaca, Mexico (where I live), some dishes I’ve prepared, etc. I’m retired and I find doing this to be amusing for me and hopefully, entertaining for others.
Small place, only 4 tables. Best tacos al pastor in my neighborhood. 10-minute walk from my house.
This place is nowhere near the tourist zone in Oaxaca because that’s not where I live. The neighborhood is mostly working class families. If you ever visit Oaxaca and have the time, take a $3 taxi ride from the center and eat at Taco Fino.
The tlayuda I ate here was so-so.
C. Zempoaltepetl 328, Volcanes, 68020 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax.
I found this recipe on Flipboard. It was originally posted on the One Green Planet web site.
If you boil the spaghetti while slicing the garlic and chopping the parsley, this is a 20-minute meal from start to finish.
Here are the ingredients and steps to make the dish.
Ingredients 1/2 pound spaghetti 6 cloves of garlic – thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped parsley pinch of red pepper salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons vegan butter 1/2 lemon
Cook pasta until just tender – drain and set aside.
Heat olive oil and butter in a pan. Once hot, add garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Saute until garlic just begins to turn brown — not burned! Add pasta and toss together. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over the top and add the parsley as well, mixing thoroughly.
Most of my posts concern traveling or my writing, but I’ll post anything that interests me. If anyone else finds them interesting, well, that’s a bonus. Today’s post falls into the “anything” category. 😀
Preparing hierbabuena (mint) for drying. I dry all of my herbs. I put the leaves on the pans, set them on my patio. By the next afternoon I have dried herbs to enjoy for months.
This upscale Indian restaurant in the equally upscale Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City delivers high-quality food that matches its high prices.
I ordered chicken tikka masala, but was given something that didn’t look like it. Six spicy pieces of chicken breast tasted great so I didn’t care if I received the wrong order. I also ordered steamed rice.
I apologize for featuring the rice over the chicken. A professional photographer I am not. And the next one is worse. You can barely see what my friend ordered. 🤣
She ordered pescado madras. It surpassed my chicken in flavor. I’d say it was the best Indian dish I’ve ever tasted.
The naan, torn into pieces served as mini-tortillas for tacos de pescado madras.
We weren’t terribly hungry. That’s why we just ordered the two main dishes, rice and naan. They totaled almost $700mxn. With tip, close to $800mxn. That’s $40usd without drinks.
My next goal is to find an Indian restaurant in the city which tastes good at a much lower price. Atmosphere and location are not important to me and not worth paying extra for.
La Balance Valle is a bakery where you can find pastries and cakes. Everything looks delicious but I have bought the same item on each of my three visits. I suppose a professional food reviewer would try an assortment.
Foodwise, a review of one Olive Garden is a review of all. The menu here is generally identical at all locations as most chain restaurants are.
Are these the main reason 90% of people eat at Olive Garden? Although it had been seven years since my last visit, bread sticks are still the magnet that pulls in the customers.
Good. Not great. Seemed like a lot more croutons than before and not enough black olives, but that’s just my preference.
The soups tasted better than I remembered, especially the Toscana. It possessed a spiciness that made my mouth tingle.
Another strong, pleasingly flavorful soup.
I believe the endless soup, salad and bread is the best value ($9.99) on a totally overpriced menu. Absolutely average pasta dishes for $14-18 is ridiculous. Come for the soup and salad or find a locally owned place for pasta.
This restaurant is located across the street from the Airbnb of my previous post. It’s open late and probably the most popular restaurant in the area.
Colones 139, Peñón de los Baños, Venustiano Carranza, 15520 Ciudad de México, CDMX
Tacos and licuado de fresas (strawberries)
Their tacos de pechuga (chicken breast) are light on the meat. Perhaps because it’s the most expensive part of the chicken. I think their taco de bistec is the best one they offer. There are 6 or 7 choices.
After staying in various places near MEX, I’ve settled on this room. Cheap, clean and comfortable. And, I walk here from the airport in 10 minutes. Hard to beat this place for a one-night stay to catch an early flight.