I’ve been craving some cuban coffee lately and decided to seek some out. I found a place called Buchi Café Cubano.
I started off with some plátanos maduros (sweet fried plantains) and a cup of Café con leche which is Cuban espresso with steamed milk (a Cuban cappuccino).
The Café con leche was delicious. The sweet yet strong Cuban espresso weakened by milk was just as good as the best places in Miami.
They also had sandwiches there. I chose the Pan con lechón. As its name says it was Cuban bread with pulled pork and some caramalized onions pressed on a plancha grill. It was simple but very delicious. The meat wasn’t try, the bread was crisp, and the onions great.
A great little piece of Cuba with great food and coffee. I’d highly recommend it.
My goodies from the Latin market!
I needed some guava paste to make some plátanos asados con bocadillo Y queso (baked plantains with guava an cheese). While at the Latin market I couldn’t help but pick up some other goodies.
First off I got some paletas chocolatito. They were very good ice cream Popsicles. At first it was similar to a fudge-sicle but it had chunks of Mexican hot chocolate in it adding rich chocolate taste and cinnamon spices! It did taste like Mexican hot chocolate like its suppose to.
I also picked up some cups of arroz con leche (rice pudding) and flan.
At the store they also had a panadería (bakery) where they were making fresh tortillas and conchas (pictures above).
I will bring more info about my plantains until I make them!
I returned to La Polleria once agian. This time a tried Pollo Saltado. It was a very good stir-fry type dish that contained chicken, onions, tomatoes and peppers, atop of a bed of french fries. It was very delicious! I like to add aji sauce to it as well. (Aji sauce is made from the aji pepper of Peru). Of course I couldn’t leave without having a flan to go.
Another trip to La Polleria! This time they had a new menu. I tried a couple of new items on it. The main dish I ordered was Salchipapas. Salchipapas are sliced fried hot dogs on top of a bed of golden potato fries. I added aji sauce as well. This dish is typically found on kids menus, but I enjoyed it all the same. The side I got with it were platanos maduros (sweet fried plantains). They were very tasty and completely different tasting from tostones (patacones) which are fried unripened plantains. All my food there was excellent like always.
Today I ate dinner at La Polleria, a Peruvian chicken restaurant.
The empanada was crispy and delicous containing a nice cheese sauce and delicious chicken. The fries were fresh and made from yellow potatoes. I had to try the Inca Kola. It had a slight taste of bubble gum, but very good.
For dessert I had my first every flan-sicle. A very delicious piece of homemade flan frozen on a stick drizzled with sauce.
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Tonight for dinner we ate at Sol Food Puerto Rican cuisine in San Rafael, California.
There are two main places to eat; the restaurant and a little cabana around the corner where we ate.
I ate the Cubano. It was delicious! Of course it also came with tostones (fried plantains), and the home made orange-mango iced tea, sabe riquísimo!