|Entrance to Barrio Chino|
Last weekend Tomas and I went to Barrio Chino to do some shopping and try out a new place for dinner. Every time we go to Barrio Chino we go to a different restaurant. I'd like to try them all by the end of the year. What can I say? I am a foodie. At least I have goals.
|A lovely tea of verbena, chamomile, & clementine tea.|
|Take note of the last line: |
"Especially calming after yoga or when writing peaceful thoughts."
I guess I should be drinking this while I write this blog.
|My nails are obviously not going to look as good, |
so don't get your hopes up for the final result.
|Some sushi & tea accessories for when we order delivery.|
I think all of this cost $13. Can't beat that.
After shopping we decided to have a little street appetizer before going to dinner. We stopped at one of the Vietnamese kiosks that sells food on sticks. Basically you can get a kebab of chicken, seafood, beef, or pork and then they slather it in the sauce of your liking.
|I got the chicken w/ sweet & sour.|
|Tomas got seafood with hot sauce. |
Definitely not the best combo.
Afterwards we went to a restaurant called Palitos which means "chopsticks" in Spanish. The ambience was great and service was pretty fast.
|The place was packed on this Saturday night.|
|We sat next to a table of Chinese people.|
I think that's a good sign.
For dinner we ordered a typical pork and fried rice dish and a gigantic bowl of Vietnamese soup. What makes it Vietnamese? I don't know, but it was spicy and consisted of pork & noodles. They also bring you a plate of fresh chopped carrots, cabbage, and peppers to add to your soup. And, as a final touch you are supposed to squeeze lemon on top. Delicious. Actually, Tomas and I loved it so much that we decided to recreate it at home the next day!
|Before adding the veggies.|
Looking at these pictures of the soup are making me hungry! We need to go back ASAP.