We LOVE Donde Alcides!
A lazy Sunday afternoon, a lovely drive up to the mountains, and a visit to a meat house our friend Alex has been raving about ever since we arrived in Costa Rica.
I was sensing the perfect set up for a great story, except I was too busy eating my face off to really take notes for it
Very homemade, very rustic and very comforting. An amazing soup that somehow always tastes like a Mom’s traditional recipe no matter what restaurant we get it from. This particular order was from a family restaurant near the Volcan Irazu.
This is usually it’s own dish, unless you get a boca (appetizer) size. Served with a side of rice, the soup bowl is deep and massive as it’s packed full of beef broth, big chunks of meat on the bone, yucca, potato, corn and other local vegetables.
Whether you’re just really hungry, in need of comfort, sick, or hungover – get it while it’s HOT!
Seafood and Souvenirs
This is from one of our weekend day trips with our friend Alex, where we stopped for a very delicious and very large serving of Arroz con Mariscos (seafood and rice) in Sarchi, Costa Rica.
A Typically Delicious Costa Rican Meal
The Costa Rican Casado is a delicious all-in-one plate of common basics such as rice, beans, salad, fried plantains and beef, chicken, pork or fish.
As you can imagine everything can be varied from separating the rice and beans to mixing them together for the beloved Costa Rican Gallo Pinto, to different types of salad and side servings. And of course there are your choices of meats.
So even if you have a Casado everyday, you can still get some sense of variety and change. They have become one of our favorite meal choices here in Costa Rica.
The Reuben at Jerry’s is Yummy!
While we are enjoying all the delicious eats in Costa Rica, it was a nice treat to devour a good ole’ fashioned Reuben from Jerry’s Famous Deli on our trip to Miami! And yes, it tasted as good as it looks
Piggies Do Dim Sum at the Happy Valley Restaurant
We landed back home in Vancouver on a Saturday evening, which made it perfect timing to sleep then wake up nice and early for a delightful Sunday Dim Sum lunch bonanza!
MO MO PHO Please!
(The #13 at Pho Thai Son)
Shrimp Salad Roll Haiku
I EAT Salad Rolls
Tasty Shrimp Salad Rolls YUM
Salad Rolls MINE!
Vietnamese Pork Chop On Rice – The Regular and The Special
So we’re back to Pho Thai Son again where they have the best Vietnamese Pork Chops on Rice, well alright not exactly “again” – these two plates were ordered and eaten during our pho visit as well! In any case, there are two options displayed here, the Regular and the Special.
I’m not sure what number they are on the menu, but you can’t miss it or you can just ask them directly for it and they’ll know. It’s one of their most popular dishes for a reason – because it’s GOOOOD! I’d describe it to you some more, but then I’d get so homesick I’d have to fly home right away to get me shop chops…RIGHT NOW!
We’re JAPADOG Hogs, Are YOU???
(The Oroshi and the TeriMayo both with Wasabi Mayo on top)