Unlimited Balkan Night at Ambar

After my new apartment looked more like a living space and less like Battle of the Ikea Boxes, I went explorin’. Luckily, it was during Washington DC’s Restaurant Week, so there were many great options. I chose Ambar, because they were offering a $35 unlimited tapas deal, and with their food quality, it was an…

Charming Vegetarian Oasis at Verde Mesa

During my stay in Puerto Rico, I got the sense that Puerto Rican cuisine is very meat-and-starch heavy. So I was pleasantly surprised when I found Verde Mesa, which is essentially a vegetarian restaurant. They do serve fish but all of their food is healthy, like Whole-Foods-Market healthy. Plus the restaurant was beautiful. Verde Mesa…

Discovering a local favorite at José Enrique

In La Placita de Santurce, among the ring of restaurants surrounding the public market, was a restaurant that was hailed as a local favorite. José Enrique is quite unique and celebrated, because the chef, Jose Enrique, grew up locally, studied and practiced in the US, including in New York, before returning home and opening this restaurant….

Hello DC, Let’s Brunch!

Hello from the District!! I’ve recently relocated to Washington, DC so now we have a new blog feature: foodie posts on DC!! I’ve been running around like a headless chicken for the last month, planning and actually making this move. Even though my apartment still looks like a bomb blew off in there, I made…

Tostones, Mofongo and Amarillo: the Plantain Trifecta

Let’s call this a public service announcement or an educational post. Having tried all three plantain dishes in Puerto Rico, not saying that these are the only ways to eat plantains, I figured I will talk about them together. A major part of Puerto Rican food is starch, especially plantains. I have seen potatoes and fries…

So Matcha Love at Chicco Cafe

It is only after I moved away from Vancouver that I realized how much I love Asian desserts. You never know what you’re missing until it’s gone. Chicco Cafe is part of the Gyozaking restaurant group that also owns Gyoza King(never been), Gyo-O in Richmond(LOOOVVEEE this place!) and G-men Ramen Shop(awesome ramen!). Chicco Cafe is a…

Beautiful Tacos at Tacomio

Every once in a while, the craving for tacos hit. Those are unbearable, really. I usually just end up hustling down to Gastown, all the while telling myself tacos aren’t exactly the healthiest food in the world. Still. Vancouver seems to hold a sizable obsession for tacos. Yay! There are quite a few taco shops,…