Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Rock Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits

So last night I went with Stephen to eat at The Rock for wood fired pizza. At the end, we didn't crave much for Pizza...I know! silly, eh?
Anyhow, we ordered: Brown Sugar Mozz Bread, Chipotle Wings, and last Slow Ride (Tender pieces of shrimp, chicken, hot sausage, dry-aged pepperoni, roasted peppers and crushed garlic in a Cajun cream sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese) PS: Sorry for the bad quality pic :(

I think the appetizers were sooo good, the pizza was an OK pizza, but maybe because we chose the white sauce or not the right one. The wings were OSM! They had a kick at the end of spicy, and the sweet sauce w/it was pretty good. The bread w/cheese and brown sugar was an interesting flavor. I liked it better w/the tomato sauce than ranch. Although both came pretty good.  
About the pizza, Idk something was missing.

Also, in their drink menu, they have fun drinks. I ordered the bucket (Tropical blend of 5 premium Cruzan Rums served in a freakin’ bucket!)

Mozz Bread

Chipotle Wings

Bucket Drink :)

Peruvian Breakfast

Its been a while since I had a Peruvian food since I was back from Lima. Yesterday I decided to go back to this Latino grocery store, and my surprised was to find it even bigger. The best part is the amazing ingredients Peruvians are starting to export.
For my surprised I found fresh Chicken and Pork Tamale, and Salchicha de Huacho. OMG! It was soooo good. So Breakfast today I did salchicha de huacho w/eggs, tamales and empanadas... YUMMMM!!!!

Left to right: Empanada, salchichha de huacho, and tamal

My delicious sandwich, Salchicha de Huacho


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Zucchini Bread

So I decided to test this recipe from the Food Network Channel. It tasted awesome. Hope you guys enjoy this. It sooooo easy to make. Btw, I used darkchocolate :)


3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon orange zest
Whipped cream, for serving
Zucchini ribbons, for serving

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Grease (2) 9 by 5-inch loaf pans.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, spices and baking soda.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, and continue beating until well blended. Stir in oil, vanilla, zucchini, pecans, chocolate chips, and orange zest. Stir in sifted ingredients. Pour into prepared loaf pans.
Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove loaves from pans and cool. Chill before slicing. Serve with whipped cream and ribbons of zucchini.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

the BBQ's

So I went to couple of BBQ's there.
1st one, it basically the traditional BBQ there. Cow's heart (), tripe, and cow's stomach. They marinated w/different spices and then barbecued.

Picarones is dessert that usually are sold w/this BBQ. They are made from sweet potato flour, and deep fried, then covered in honey

This following BBQ is supposed to be for two.

And to finalized, here is my Coca Sour. It was pretty good. It supposed to be like Pisco Sour w/Coca Leaf flavor.

My Uncle's cooking

So when I was there my uncle spoiled me w/his cooking
One day he cooked me Guinea Pig. Yeah, as you read it. GUINEA PIG! He deep fried it and then added a chilli peanut sauce

To finalize this piece, he cooked me my favorite fish. He cooked me Pejesapo. And actually this is the 1st time I've seen it this big. He cooked it steamed w/mushrooms, ginger, chinese sausage and soy sauce. PLease enjoy the pictures.

The SuperMarket


Chirimoya - Creamy and Sweet, this a 1Kg

Yellow Chilli, this is the chilli to use for Papa a la Huancaina, or Aji de Gallina, or the cream for the Tiradito. This is a very popular chilli to use.

Yuca Root

Carrots, I took this picture because I forgot how different they look from the markets in the states. They are short and thicker, whereas in the states they are long and thin...

Papaya: so the only reason I took this picture was to show how big the papayas can grow in there.

Purple Corn: this is to make Chicha, a tipical beverage from  Lima. It's usually boiled with some cinamon and cloves. After you add sugar and lime juice. The best is when its cold.

Here is Chicha

Finally: Passion Fruit.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Food from North of Peru - Piura

My family and myself decided to try this new place. This restaurant specialize in northern west coast peruvian food, to be more specific from Piura.
We ordered the traditional ceviche w/Mero fish, and black clams (conchas negras, originally from that location), after we had Tamalitos Verdes, Majado de Carne (mashed yucca w/steak), Sudado de Mero (kinda soupy fish dish), and Seco de Chabelo (mashed banana w/steak); please see the pictures so you can start drooling :)

     Cancha(Corn) and Chicha Morada (juice made of blue corn)

Tamalito Verde (made of corn)

Ceviche de Mero & Conchas Negras; they like to eat w/Sarandaja Beans and Yucca

     Majado de Carne (Mashed Yucca)

Sudado de Mero

Seco de Chabelo (Mashed Banana)

The Peruvian Chicharron....Ahhhh

So finally after 6 years, I was able to make it. I was missing this amazing Sandwich. Chicharron is a pork sandwich. The pork is boiled 1st, then deep fried, and finally cut in pieces to stir fried. Part of the sandwich is sweet potato. This place is an old whole in the wall. Me and my friend from HS used to go there after school
ok ok ok... here comes the pics.

The following Sandwich is made of blood sausage. It's soooo yummy

And the next its their Hamburger... very good as well....

Friday, February 12, 2010

Empanadas.... YUMMY!!!!!!

So my mom took me to eat some empanadas, and we decided to took some home

The 1st one is filled w/Aji de Gallina (chicken w/yello chilli cream)

and the 2nd empanda is filled w/Lomo Saltado(jumping beef)...

Seafood in Lima... how much I miss it

So Today my friend from college and his family took me to east Seafood. OMG, for real, I miss it soooo much...
It was a hot day to start. So we started with a Passion Fruit Juice... it was sooo cold and yummy

After that We decided to order as an appetizer choritos a la chalaca (mussels with an onion sauce), and Tiradito w/3 Creams (Tiradito is kind of peruvian Sashimi. Its small pieces of fresh raw fish with 3 creams in here: yellow chilly, pesto and parmessan)

Choritos a la Chalaca


And as our main dishes... OMG: fried rice, fish w/parsley cream, and tacu tacu w/seafood sauce

Fried Rice Fish

Fish w/Parsley Cream

Tacu Tacu (rice, beans and deep fried) w/scallops, shripms, and calamari sauce

Hope you guys enjoyed this picture as I enjoyed my AWESOME meal and of great company as usual.