I can count on one finger the number of times I’ve had Peruvian cuisine. This was years ago in San Diego at some little mom-n-pop place and honestly, the meal was just okay. A couple of weeks ago, buzz started hitting my Twitter feed about Chef Ricardo Zarate’s soon-to-open Picca in the space above Test Kitchen (now Sotto). I was curious since his other restaurant, Mo-Chica, was raved about by fellow food bloggers and I wanted to have another go at Peruvian food. I fortunately snagged an early dinner reservation on one of their $40 prix-fixe sneak-peek nights last Friday and invited Kristen of Rock My Palate and Mark & Angela of I Flip For Food.
Just look for the lit-up sign that you can't understand…
Oh good, English…
I know I said that we were going to stay away from Korean BBQ joints for this series but after further thought, it didn’t seem right since KBBQ is such a staple of the K-town restaurant industry. Rather than blog about the well-known joints like Road to Seoul or Genwa, Kristen of Rock My Palate and I decided to check out a restaurant we had never heard of but came recommended by Mattatouille. The draw? Not only did this place offer AYCE kbbq, it also offered AYCE sushi/sashimi.
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As you have heard me complain before, there is very little in the way of delicious hole-in-the-wall Mexican around my home. However, my work has this great little taqueria I’ve posted about before, Taqueria Mexico, nearby in Westminster. Guess where we went for lunch today?
$.87 gets you one street-style taco. These are small, soft flour tortillas but they are packed full of your choice of meat, onion-cilantro mix and a spicy red or green sauce. I go for the carne asada and the pastor (bbq pork) but you can also get carnitas, lengua (tongue), cabeza (head meat), pollo (chicken) or chorizo. They do have several different burritos and prices range from around $3-5 for them. But really, go for the tacos.
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