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My Recent Craving

10 Apr

My Recent Craving

About a month ago we went to one of my favorite restaurants in Shanghai: Maya.

Maya is one of the three Mexican restaurants I usually go to whenever I crave guacamole and chips (which is ALWAYS!). The other 2 restaurants serve really good authentic Mexican food, but their guacamole isn’t as good as Maya’s.

I grew up in a house where fresh Mexican food was prepared every day (don’t hate me for this 😉 ) so I know what Mexican food tastes like. Maya’s dishes are very delicious, but I consider them more like “fusion” food/cuisine. They alter the core dishes in Mexican cuisine and add their own personal touch.

Since I haven’t been to Shanghai in a while, I’ve been deprived of my favorite food for almost a month now. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any avocados in town, so I can’t prepare any guacamole :(. But one of the wonderful things about Mexican cuisine is that you can create so many dishes starting from the same basic ingredients: tomatoes, chile serrano, onions, garlic, pepper, coriander, etc.

Another good thing is that I can find all the above in most local markets here in Taizhou. I think I’ll try to do my own homemade Mexican food and see if I can finally satisfy my cravings 🙂

PS.: in case you’re interested in learning more about the restaurants I was talking about, here are the links to:
MAYA
http://www.maya-shanghai.com/
MI TIERRA
http://www.mitierrarestaurant.com.cn/
TEOTIHUACAN apparently doesn’t have an active website 😦

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Spring Inspo

2 Apr

Spring Inspo

April is finally here! The weather is starting to get better here in Taizhou and the sun comes out almost every day, so it definitely feels more like spring now.
About 2 months ago we moved to a new apartment and we are still trying to figure out how to make it feel more like our own place. When you are constantly migrating from one place to another, you can’t accumulate too many things because you may end up having to throw them away once you move on to your next house 😦 .
I still like to add some details to make our place feel like home. After all, it is our current home.
Flowers, bright colors, lots of natural light, some music and good home made food can always make a place feel more cozy and welcoming.

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Lunch by Myself

21 Mar

Lunch by Myself

I haven’t posted anything for a while because I really didn’t have much to say or show. Due to some work related issues, I haven’t been able to travel and hence, have found myself lacking creativity for my posts.
When I first started this blog I was working in an advertising agency taking care of “online” projects (websites, banners, Google AdWords, etc.) and wanted to learn more about having a blog and challenge myself by commiting to one.
The challenge hasn’t been to take care of my blog, but rather exposing myself a tiny bit more than what I’m comfortable with (which is good) and trying to find interesting or worthy things to share with other fellow bloggers.
So, today, while I was preparing my lunch I realized that I’m in country where I still can’t speak the language, making my own loaf of bread from scratch because I can never find any in this town, drinking a glass of wine imported from Chile that I found in a local wine shop (which is the first wine I ever tasted 10 years ago!) and therefore, there must be something interesting to talk about. I just need to stop being lazy.
This is part of my first challenge: committing to it.
I guess that the important thing is to make it enjoyable so other can enjoy it as well, otherwise everything will just be dull and boring.
being honest is always (usually) the best option 🙂
PS. I’m still searching for good wine glasses. As you can see I was drinking from a champagne flute. No bueno.

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Lantern Day

25 Feb

Lantern Day