Food (9)

My new friends Joe and Rick from Manchester left yesterday but before they did, we went around and sampled a bunch of different local fares.  Another one of the guys I met here at the hostel, Daniel, rented a car for his stay so we all went to Médano for lunch as well as to pick up some ingredients for chilli that I was going to make later that day.  We ended up at a…
Last night after dinner we all just hung out in the out door common area and talked until the wee hours of the morning but decided that yoga at 8am would be a good idea.  It seems to be catching on this little routine of ours.  So this morning, right at around 8am the group congregated by the pool and we waited to go to the beach.  It was quite cool which is nice though…
Thursday, 13 October 2011 05:48

Cooking with Federico! More Delights Tomorrow!

Written by Ken Ku
Today is a national holiday here in Spain: Columbus Day.  Though it isn't called Columbus Day here, instead it is called Fiesta Nacional.  I didn't know what kind of celebrations they usually do but things here just carried on as usual.  I tried to catch up on some news regarding the El Hierro although there wasn't much in English.  It is confirmed that the underwater volcano on El Hierro has erupted and that island is…
Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:21

Eating With My Hands

Written by Ken Ku
Last night I wanted to try something different for dinner and I asked the hostel for some recommendations and was given a name for an Ethiopian restaurant that was just a ten minute walk away.  During the sangria party I tried to see if there would be any other people that would be interested in trying this restaurant with me.  No one seemed too keen on eating with their hands so I just went by…
Saturday, 10 September 2011 14:08

Meal Sized Apple Crisp Dessert at Cheesecake Factory

Written by Ken Ku
As my friends will tell you, I have a sweet tooth.  Ok perhaps one single sweet tooth might not be enough.  I have sweet teeth.  I absolutely adore sweet foods.  If I wasn't worried about getting diabetes or become overly obsess, I probably would just eat sweets for ever meal.  My all time favourite dessert is apple pie and any variation of apple pie.  Preferably with vanilla ice cream.  This is exactly what I had…
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 04:23

Welcome to Jen and Ken's Home Cooking Diner in Vegas

Written by Ken Ku
I was a little tired of eating out at restaurants all the time (haven't cooked for the past two months) so Jen and I decided to cook.  We spent the day trying to figure what we would make and ended up with pies.  Chicken vegetable potpie (sorry I'm vegetarian) and an old fashioned apple pie.  Of course we make everything from scratch and the results are delicious.  All the butter makes the pastry extra flaky…
Thursday, 01 September 2011 05:50

Tillie Gort's Cafe

Written by Ken Ku
Being a vegetarian, and for those who are vegan, isn't always easy.  Usually restaurants will at least try to accommodate us by supplying one or two items on the menu that doesn't offend the palate too terribly.  Occasionally there are restaurants where even their salads all have chicken or prawns in them!  Is that really necessary?  It was completely the opposite today when I went to Tillie Gort's Cafe in Pacific Grove. Almost everything on…
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 14:24

Seeing Red at the Historic Santa Cruz Hotel

Written by Ken Ku
What would it be like to be like to have dinner in a 1900s brothel?  With only the letters "h" and "o" on the illuminated neon sign of the historic Santa Cruz hotel attracting hungry diners into an all red den, the Red Restaurant & Bar reminds me of such a place.  If you ever visit, this is a must go not only for the cool setting, but for the amazing menu and drinks.  While…
Saturday, 20 August 2011 05:57

Bon Voyage Party and the Almost Disaster!

Written by Ken Ku
I had a very memorable evening with 14 of my closest friends at the Oakwood Canadian Bistro today.  It was a laid back environment and the service was pretty good, attentive and not completely in your face.  The food was sensational!  Absolutely amazing.  I've never had such great artichokes...and the ravioli.  Amazing.  In the end, I'm just glad that it all worked out well.  Originally I had made reservations downtown at the Granville Room for…