â€¦.and not for the lactose intolerant Well that last part does not apply to me. I would die without dairy products, love them. But last night at our latest Cheap Ethnic Eatz outing cheese was definitely a star item on some peopleâ€™s menu. We had 3 diners with lactose issues but everyone survived just fineâ€¦and had a wonderful meal.
We went to a tiny place I found on the outskirts of
Our first appetizer was one of the best Ceviche I have had served in little taco bowls. Second was a deliciously unusual tortilla soup with a big dollop of cheese. Actually the whole meal was unusualâ€¦but in a good way. It really was an ethnic, out-of-the-ordinary meal. The two main traditional dishes offered were Cochinita Pibil (a shredded pork dish served with a mole sauce in a tortilla) and Chili Relleno (a mild pepper stuffed, of course, with cheese). Finally dessert was aâ€¦you guessed itâ€¦cheese flan. Really nice and firm texture.
Everyone seemed to have had a nice meal. But I think people were a bit disappointed when it came to the spicing. I believe that is because we assume Mexican dishes will be burning with spices. Instead we had a traditional more refined meal that we are less accustomed too. I was quite satisfied, my only remark: the soup and Cochinita could have used a bit of salt just to make the flavours stand out a bit more.
One thing I really do recommend is the homemade Sangria: its kick-ass strong and good with lots of red wine. And the crowd was great. We had lots of new faces and we really had a blast. At least I hope since people stuck around to chat a good hour or hour and a half after the meal. Itâ€™s really a blessing for me to have all these participants interact.
Next outing is a back to childhood kitsch Chinese buffet on Aug 9Th. I am also trying to get two friends to guest blog about their food experiences from recent trips:
Hugs and biscuits,