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Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Steak with Grilled Broccolini
Location: Penzance, West Cornwall, England

 

Steak with Grilled Broccolini

 
Upon arrival in Penzance, our tour guide treated us for dinner at the restaurant in the hotel where we stayed. From the menu, I selected English steak and grilled broccolini with garlic butter sauce.

Did I say English steak? Yes, I did, simply because we were in England. Honestly, I can’t distinguish English steak from any other kind of steak for that matter. I’m not that sophisticated.

Anyway, I think I made the right choice. It was great and cooked to perfection. I left the plate clean like a good boy.

We stayed in Penzance for three days visiting popular attractions in Cornwall including the Lanhydrock House and Gardens, Land’s End Landmark, St. Ives, and St. Michael’s Mount. From there, we drove 212 miles to Bath, famous for its ancient Roman-built baths.
 
 

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July 14, 2019 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Red Cabbage Dish
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

 

Chicken with Red Cabbage and Czech Dumplings

 
Prague is one place to go for foodies. It’s known for great cuisine as the presence of food tours can attest. But it isn’t good news for somebody turning vegetarian like me. It’s considered a sacrilege to be a vegetarian in this part of the world.

A popular dish that I tried was the chicken with red cabbage and Czech dumplings. Sorry, a pocket camera and poor lighting conditions inside the restaurant couldn’t give the justice it deseved. It went well with beer which is the favorite drink among the locals.

Besides the food, it’s a delight to roam the streets of this wonderful city. Spared from the bombs of World War II, the best of European architecture are well-represented. Standing next to each other, you’d find Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Socialist Realism, and others too numerous to mention.

Prague seemed to have been built without a plan. I found the streets and alleys to be very confusing. It was like walking through a maze. Understandingly, I always got lost on my way back to the hotel. I didn’t mind it, though, as it usually led me to discover something priceless like a Communist-era cafeteria where the locals dine.
 
 

July 6, 2019 at 3:58 pm 2 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Paella
Location: Bayeux, Normandy, France

 

Paella

 
While visiting Normandy, we stayed in the historic town of Bayeux which was spared from the destruction following the D-Day invasion in World War II.

For every tourist who has passed this way, it’s a must to see the famous Bayeux tapestry featuring a 230-feet-long embroidered art that chronicles William the Conqueror’s victory over King Harold of England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

It’s all fine and dandy to dwell on the past visiting the 11th-century tapestry as well as the other attractions such as the 13th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral, War Cemetery and Museums. But at some point, you need to go back to the present to augment your cultural experience. One way to do that is to meet people and indulge in local food.

Paella Food Stand

 
It was Market Day on our second day in Bayeux. The parking lot next to our hotel had been converted into a bustling market. Amid the stalls offering cheese, wine, fresh fruit and other produce, there arose the aroma of paellas being cooked in large stoves. I couldn’t help but trace its location. After taking its picture for posterity, I immediately got a taste of it. It was something to die for (no pun intended) with all the meat and fatty goodness.

June 9, 2019 at 7:48 am Leave a comment

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Seafood Sampler
Location: Rab Island, Croatia

 

Seafood Sampler

 
After driving for three hours across the mountains, we took the ferry off the northern Croatian coast to Rab Island. It was a place to relax and enjoy the beach. After two weeks of touring, it surely fit the bill. We needed a vacation from our vacation.

For early dinner, I chose the seafood sampler complete with mussels, a typical Mediterranean dish on this side of the Adriatic. It was good but no better than the ones I had before. Still, it was yummy in my tummy.

I happened to sit beside a couple who drove from Italy and engaged them in small talk.

“When tourists invade our country, this is the place where we go to escape the horde,” the husband said. “The 10-hour drive is all worth it.” Darn, I heard him loud and clear. Tourists could be both a blessing and a curse with the extra baggage they bring into the country.

Before hitting the sack, I went to explore the island on foot soaking in the beauty of the place and knowing that I might never have a chance to come back to this island again.

June 2, 2019 at 10:48 am 2 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Huli-huli Chicken
Location: Waialua, Hawaii

 
These were among the feral chickens roaming freely around the neighborhood. Authorities have encouraged the residents to catch them since they have become a nuisance to the environment. I guess one of the best ways to get rid of them is to eat them.

February 3, 2019 at 8:29 am 4 comments

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