September 21, 2009

weekend getaway

this past weekend, i went down to sd to help with the leaders retreat.
i, along with a couple others, watched the children while the leaders had their meetings.
on saturday, we had a couple hours of free time.
several of us took a little trip to Heavensent Desserts.

here is the strawberry cake. i actually forgot what it was called...but this one was amazing.
very light in texture and not too sweet.

nice decorative design on their teas

lavender rose cake. i think the first time i got it was a lot better....this round was a little more sweeter than i remember

for my reference so that i know what its supposed to look like on the inside

the tiramisu was good.

had a couple other desserts but i dont know where those pictures went....(i might've not taken them...)

now after having sweet overload, we decided that we needed something salty.
with the help from our fancy gadgets and yelp, we found that we were very close to our next destination.
Mariscos German Taco Truck.
4 1/2 stars on yelp.
so we had to try it
and one dollar sign (cheap)

at this point we were really really full.
we had breakfast, then lunch only a couple hours after, and right after went to heavensent where we stuffed ourselves.
but after reading the reviews on yelp, we decided to get everything everyone suggested

so this truck is parked in a parking lot of a liquor store.
opened only until 7pm, this is a place everyone should try.
the entire menu is in spanish decide what you want to do

let me start off with the fish taco.
this was seriously delicious.
all eight of was amazed at how fresh and wonderful it tasted

marlyn taco. fish flavor. texture of meat. wonderful vegies. perfect when you squeeze some lime juice on it.

garlic shrimp tacos. these were bomb. the shrimps were big and juicy.
nice combo of fresh cabbage and salsa and shrimp ...amazing.

i wish i remembered what this one was called. sorry.
look at how much they fill your tortilla
now the tortilla shell is the size of any corn tortilla
grilled vegis and plump shrimp.
a little on the salty side. it was alright

we then went back to our hotel to be greeted with some steak and korean bbq :)

September 11, 2009

Pizzeria Mozza

Upon receiving an invitation from a friend, i was able to join some people for a pizza adventure.
we entered this very small restaurant and was quickly seated at a round table.

heres is what we were greeted with.
inside the envelope, there was a post card along with your utensils (fork, knife, napkin)

here's the water container provided for each table.
it was kinda nice how the waiters came around and poured us water everytime our glass was empty.

after looking at the menu, some decided to get some appetizers

oregano salami: very thin slices of salami with a hit of oregano. you cant taste the oregano unless you breathe in a little while biting into the salami.

Bone Marrow al forno: interesting to say the least. i took a bite of it and i must say that i'm not a fan of the texture. it tastes like you're biting into a chunk of grounded fat. the garlic bread was very garlicy and it went well with the bone marrow...

then our pizza's came out.... :)

squash blossoms, tomato and burrata : this was delicious. the cheese on the top tasted soo fresh. it was a little odd because you didnt expect the cheese to be cold. but still very good.

tomato, mozzarella, sausage, salami, bacon and guanciale : i didnt get to try but they said it was very good.

prosciutto di parma, rucola, tomato, mozzarela: this one was pretty good. prosciutto was a bit on the salty side for my liking but other than that good.

ok i dont know what this pizza i know.....

here is what i ordered :
pizza alla benno: speck, pineapple, jalapeno, mozzarella and tomato : a fancy hawaiian pizza if you needed to describe it...thats how i'd describe it. the jalapeno's were freaken spicy and the speck which is smoked prosciutto was very good (not too salty)

when going to a place you must get dessert right?? :)

Caramel coppetta with marshmallow sauce & Spanish salted peanuts: wow this was like delicious amazing party in your mouth. the caramel coppetta tasted soo good and when you put a little bit of everything inside your mouth it really was a sweet and salty party.

this picture doesnt do justice to this pie.
banana gelatto pie with chocolate sauce topped with whipped cream and hazelnut.
this pie was very good. not as sweet as the other dessert but if you're a banana flavor fan you'll enjoy this.

thank you friends for inviting me to dinner :)

boiling crab

last weekend i went with a couple of friends to boiling crab for lunch.
they crammed us into a cozy table.

its always fun to grab food with good company.

heres our 4 pound bag of shrimp, 6 sausages, 7 corns. we ordered crab, fries, catfish....and an extra bag of shrimp in the end (all with the whole shabang sauce)....
didnt get to take pictures after this bag because i started eating and i didnt want to touch my camera with saucy fingers.