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Baking supplies in Mexico City

You could ask at a Kosher supermarket, as in Colonia Polanco. Or inquire at a Russian restaurant.

Apr 15, 2014
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Off to Mexico City for 11 days!

The Ministry of Education building was a real surprise to me, when we visited it back in November, 2013. Besides the Diego River paintings within, the extensive building is very interesting.

Mar 13, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

Good Food Near East Hanover/Livingston?

Irving's Deli, if that's your sort of thing.

Feb 09, 2014
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Oaxaca- La Biznaga or Zandunga?

UPDATE: January 22, 2014
Zandunga has since moved next door to La Biznaga. It's a very attractive, contemporary space, with a dazzling list of mezcales. In contrast, the food menu seemed short.

We found the food to range from decent to gross. Soups: Molito de Camarón was intensely flavored with dried shrimp but enjoyable. Sopa de Frijol was oversalted.

My Cochito Horneado was homey and flavorful, but nothing I couldn't duplicate or better at home. My wife's Estofado de Res was a disgusting blob of brown pulp on the plate. Furthermore, the food was barely warm and I had to send mine back for further heating. My wife was more willing than I to eat it as is. http://tinyurl.com/pjeqeph

Based on our one experience there, we might consider it a place for drinks and antojitos, but not a full meal.

Jan 22, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

Oaxaca- La Biznaga or Zandunga?

UPDATE: An expat friend in Oaxaca convinced us that we just HAD to eat at La Biznaga while in Oaxaca. We succumbed to her argument. We were not only pleased with our meal, but very impressed with the creativity in food and in ambience that made our dinner so enjoyable. For the most part, we ate antojitos but two of us followed up with soups. The Sopa de Establo was sublime.

Our final bill was impressively modest. Undubtedly, it could be higher had we chosen main courses.

There are details on my blog. http://mexkitchen.blogspot.mx/ http://tinyurl.com/LaBizOaxa

Jan 22, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

Cream for coffee

When at home and I I want milk in my coffee (rarely), I use Nido Leche Entera en Polvo. It is really a valuable addition to my kitchen pantry. (I use it mostly in baking and sometimes in "cream" soups.

Jan 22, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

Puebla 109, Colonia Roma Norte, Mexico City

A friend pointed out this relatively new, apparently "Mediterranean" restaurant on Calle Puebla, corner of Calle Córdoba. We'd passed it before, paid little attention to it, thinking it's just another new Yuppi bar and restaurant.

Any of you been there?

Jan 21, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

Sabor a Tixtla, Colonia Roma, Closed or Moved?

Yes, that's where we were. But I didn't see it. Maybe it's closed Mondays.

So far, never have eaten there. We did have a very nice Menú del Día at Fonda La Veracruzana, $98 pesos.

Jan 21, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

Sabor a Tixtla, Colonia Roma, Closed or Moved?

We walked to Fonda La Veracruzan for lunch today, and noted the apparent absence of Con Sabor a Tixtla. It may have been replaced by "Urban Pizza", an upscale looking place.

Jan 20, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

Top 25 Restaurants in Mexico

Of that list, I have only eaten at Café de Tacuba (once for cena and another time for desayuno.) I would not describe either as a great meal. The supper was passable, the breakfast not so.

Where on that list is Nico's México Cuitlahuac? El Bajío (original)? El Cardenal? The several "Azules"?

It's notable that the list has a lot of BCN restaurants, which would appeal to DiningDiva. :-)

Jan 20, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

Mexico City Trip Report

I have had stale, cold churros there and it's not my want list anymore.

Jan 14, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

Mexico City Trip Report

"Cool historic place serving possibly the worst coffee I have ever had. Go for the atmosphere, beware the coffee."

I am with you on this.

Jan 14, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

Please help with Mexico City question!

Could it be Posada Viena? http://www.posadavienahotel.com/en/
But I don't think it has a Sanborn's attached.

Jan 09, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

help me with these uniquely mex city chow items

Rather than search for specific food sites, I suggest just going for a walk in areas where such foods are offered. You may discover some great new places all on your own.

One street that is full of inexpensive street food is Calle López, from Metro Salto de Agua north to Calle Ayuntamiento, Centro.

Another, lesser area for street food stands is Calle Mérida, Colonia Roma Norte, between Avenida Álvaro Obregón and Calle Guanajuato. (Disclaimer: I haven't tried any, but they seem to be very popular)
Also, scattered but interesting street food stands along Calle de Puebla, Col. Roma Norte, between Calle Orizaba and adjacent streets.

I have read much about street food possibilities near Metro Chilpancingo, in Colonia Condesa, but haven't explored them.

Camotes tend to be vended by itinerant, ambulant vendors with carts, in the late afternoon and early evening. You have to listen for the characteristic, weird sound steam whistle to know that camotes are nearby.

Pambazos are not limited to certain days. They are where you find them.

El Hidalguense barbacoa is very good, but not necessarily the best. Also, FWIT\W, it's pricier than your average barbacoa. One place to try for some tasty barbacoa de borrego, if you don't mind waiting in a long line, Saturdays and Sundays only, is at Cocina Económica Vianey, on Calle Ernesto Pugibet near the corner of Calle Luis Moya. Vianey is very near Mercado San Juan, also on E. Pugibet.

To conclude, there's much much more to the Mexico City street food scene than shows up in the media or on the Internet. You can find much all on your own,once you know where to start looking.

Jan 08, 2014
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help me with these uniquely mex city chow items

Pulquería Las Duelistas is on Calle Arandas, next to Molinera El Progreso (source for seeds, nuts, beans spices etc) and both are just a few yards from Calle Ayuntamiento.
http://goo.gl/maps/0ElCc

Jan 08, 2014
Anonimo in Mexico

should I add jalapenos to my vodka infused mandarin oranges?

I've infused orange peels in Tequila. I use it as a flavoring in cooking and baking.

Jan 03, 2014
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should I add jalapenos to my vodka infused mandarin oranges?

Go for it! I have made chile manzano mermelada de mandarinas, with varying success. It tastes great, but I screwed up something in the process, so it didn't gel well.

Jan 03, 2014
Anonimo in Spirits

Restaurant equipment house in Morelia or Mexico City

Update: it happened that a Morelia amiga had a very large, used but good condition stainless steel bowl that she was willing to sell me for a pittance of pesos. I've already happily mixed huge, heavy bread doughs in it by hand, as well as ice brined batches of Bread and Butter Pickles in it.

Dec 24, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

48 hours of street food in Mexico City – please help!

It's been a few years since, but we had excellent quesadillas at the corner of Calle Manzanillo and Calle Tlaxcala. It's a day operation only.

The original hole-in-the-wall Huequito is just a few blocks from Ricos Tacos Toluca and the El Caguamo seafood stand is about midway.

There are some recent El Hidalguense photos starting here: http://tinyurl.com/nflusdz
A good safe place to try pulque!

Dec 04, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

Michoacan Challenge for Anonimo

Update to the update: El Gorjeo now offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation, in four unique units, ranging in capacity from two persons (a cozy apartment on the second floor on the park like grounds of the restaurant) to seven (the latter in a modern 2 bedroom 2 bath house on adjacent property.

Rates of $1000 pesos per unit per night include breakfast in the restaurant.
Photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/doncueva...

We haven't stayed there yet, but we did have a very nice breakfast at the restaurant last Thursday morning. The pan casero was better than ever, and we had both enmoladas and enchiladas verdes; aporreadillo en salsa de aguacate, agua fresca de zarzamora, café de olla, etc.

El Gorjeo is open every day, 9 a.m. to 1p.m. After that, you'd have to dine at the larger restaurant "La Mesa de Blanca", also in Ziracuaretiro and a 5 minute drive away from El Gorjeo. (Or walk; it's not far.)

La Mesa de Blanca is open Thursday through Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Nov 17, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

Mexico City restaurant that isn't Pujol

"Muted and sober", in my opinion, as compared to, for example, the decor of El Bajío on Av. Cuitlahuac, not far away.

Whatever, I was appreciative that the food, both in presentation and taste, was so good, without external distractions.

Saludos,
Anonimo

Oct 31, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

Mexico City restaurant that isn't Pujol

We were very impressed with Nico's, not for the decor, which is muted and sober; more for the service, which is expert; but, above all, for the food, which was exquisite and unique in many ways.

http://mexkitchen.blogspot.mx/2013/07...

Oct 26, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

Korean Restaurants in the Zona Rosa, Mexico City

There had been some restaurants noted by Nick Gilman on his blog, Good Food In Mexico City, but that was several years ago, and it's likely that the scene has changed.

This is an interesting topic to pursue, but as our time is limited on our one day by ourselves, we will probably eat in Colonia Roma and tried and tested restaurants. (We were very pleased with Macelleria Roma, for example, and it's easy for us to walk there. Italian, of course, not Korean.)

Oct 14, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

Korean Restaurants in the Zona Rosa, Mexico City

I read a comment by Cristina on a blog that one of the best Chinese restaurants in Mexico City, Mojing, has again changed hands and has taken a turn for the worse. This is very sad and disappointing.

So maybe it's about time to try one of the Korean restaurants in the Zona Rosa. We usually stay nearby, but as we are not attracted to the ZR scene in general, we have never eaten at one.

There seems to be little updated opinion/reviews on which one would be a good choice. On our next visit, we may have a Monday afternoon or evening free, so the restaurant would have to be open that day.

There are so many attractive dining options in Roma Norte, where we stay, that we've had scant motivation to visit the ZR.

Saludos,
Anonimo

Oct 10, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

Arroyo (Tlalpan)

I haven't been to Arroyo, but we had first rate barbacoa at El Hidalguense, on Calle Campeche, Colonia Roma Sur. It's only open Fri, Sat and Sun, IIRC.
It's a few blocks west of the Mercado Medellín, which is worth a visit.
http://mexkitchen.blogspot.mx/2012/07...

Sep 21, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

Restaurant equipment house in Morelia or Mexico City

Thanks, Cristina. I'll put La Merced on my shopping map.

So far, I've located three different restaurant supply stores in the area of Calle López-Ayuntamiento-Revillagigedo of Centro. Mercado San Juan is pretty much in the center of that compact area.

We'll be making a visit soon. The bowl is just an excuse for another visit to el DF. ¡Viva México!

Sep 10, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

Restaurant equipment house in Morelia or Mexico City

Thanks! I'll check it out on our next trip to Mexico City.

Sep 09, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

Restaurant equipment house in Morelia or Mexico City

(Hope that this is the right place for this post.)

I'm looking for a large, commercial grade (heavy duty) stainless steel bowl, about 12 liter capacity. I already checked Cristalería Corona in Morelia. They didn't have what I wanted.

I need to find other restaurant equipment stores in Morelia, or failing that, in Mexico City. I already know of a small shop on Calle Revillagigedo, near Arcos de Belén, Mexico City.

TIA

Sep 09, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

Oaxaca, Oaxaca Recs

We used to eat barbacoa de borrego on the corner of Calle Aldama and Alianza, Colonia Jalatlaco, Oaxaca. The family who made it did it only Sunday mornings. It's close to the Hotel Casa Arnel. It was pretty good barbacoa, though I wouldn't make a special trip out of my way to have it.

Another good plate of barbacoa was at a stand at the Friday tianguis in Parque Júarez (El Llano.)

But the best barbacoa I've had was not in Oaxaca, but at Grutas de Tolantongo, Estado de Hidalgo, early on a Sunday morning. The consomé alone was fantastic. I admit that the scenic view, the outdoor setting, and seeing the pit uncovered lent a lot to the experience.

Sep 08, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico

Queremoscomer.com is blocked

Just FYI, the site is unblocked again.

Sep 05, 2013
Anonimo in Mexico