July 12, 2011

San Diego 2: The food

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:52 pm by changisme

I really looked forward to some good Mexican food in San diego. On our first day, as lunch time was drawing near, we texted our local host and was recommended a taco truck called Mariscos Taco Truck 3.

The truck is in a parking lot where people bought Mexican coke from the corner store and ate giant tacos. We later ate tacos again in another place. It appears the tacos in this part of the country is just giant! There’s no way anyone could pick it up. It also didn’t seem like people were using forks. I was somewhat at a loss to how these culinary delight.

This is a seafood taco, there’re at least 5 types of seafood in there including salmon!

I don’t think there’s anywhere in Seattle where you can get taco this full. It may be a bit unnecessarily large, but still it tasted good.

In the evening, we met up with Zhangfei’s cousin Ben and Ben’s girlfriend Angela. They took us to a Indian restaurant called Punjabi Tandoor, a hole in the wall in the middle of several office buildings. The place was packed. Some of them just buy take outs. We had two types of lamb curry and both are great. It’s not extraordinarily spicy, but had a very rich flavour. It’s about the same level of good as Chili’s in Seattle. Nothing trumps good company though, so we talked a great deal, and didn’t take any pictures.

On the following day, we didn’t pay much attention to the restaurants we went to because we were a bit hungry and just wanted something quick. However, we did try California burrito for the first time. It’s potato chunks with some meat and sauce in a tortilla. I’m not a big fan of it. Zhangfei felt it’s not too bad.

We did have good coffee afterwards. It’s in a coffee lounge called Filter. We heard this from our host Steven also. They roast their own beans. The drip coffee is one of the best I’ve ever had. My taste in expresso is not as refined, so I don’t have a strong opinion on it. I liked both.

The last day was family day, we mostly stayed inside and made spagetti, dumping everything we love in it, namely tomatoes, capers, anchovies, ground beef, parsley, garlic, onion and olive. It wasn’t my ideal summer food, but it felt great cooking on our own after eating out so much.

In our very limited time outside, we got free Slurpy! We had no idea, but it happened to be 7/11, so 7/11 was giving away small slurpies, tehehe, who would have thought?


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