Friday, April 15, 2016

from Belgium to Sonora, via Japan

Yeah, I know, another post about food. Surprise. But it is what it is, eh? So, anyhow, I'm glad we've found a way to do some food exploration in this city, trying different cuisines in a single day, coupled with some walking and discovering of the city's nooks and crannies.

I had mentioned Holly Waffles in a recent post, but on this particular day I decided I'd go for what the Belgian owner said was a most traditional Belgian waffle. He did add he would only have that as a dessert. But I made it a very sweet and nom nom breakfast.

At the same location (Mercado Milán, in Colonia Juárez), there's a Japanese donburi (literally, "bowl") place! I think all they serve is kaisendon, which is a bowl of sashimi (and sometimes fish roe) served on a bed of rice. It was a tad expensive for the size, but the quality of the ingredients was most definitely worth it.

Afterwards we walked towards Plaza Washington, not far from there. And the habibi remembered someone had mentioned a Japanese clothes nearby. Well, we got to Plaza Washington, and it took us all of two seconds to figure that it had to be the place called Loose Blues! Really nice clothes, from Japanese brands. Which made them awfully expensive, unfortunately. But really cool, nevertheless. But what we didn't know was that there was a simple restaurant upstairs! Since we had already had enough to eat, I just went for a beer. And what did they have? A fantastic, super refreshing Chicago beer by Goose Island (with the corresponding glass!). Loved the place, loved the beer, and definitely want to try their lunch, so I'll be back!

Last (well, it was supposed to be last), we went for a grill place called Sonora Grill, in Colonia Tabacalera. Sonora is one of Mexico's northern states. And the north is known for heavy meat consumption. The habibi needed some, and I was in a very accommodating mood, right? Well, take note - unless you want to burst and die, come with an empty stomach, because servings are not just good, but plentiful! And, if you manage and are lucky to have nice weather, go for a seat by the window upstairs, you can see all the way to the Palacio de Bellas Artes! 

From there we headed to a friend's place in Colonia Centro, for some rosé, some tequila, and some pleasant superficial chatter. Now that I think of it, yeah, sure, this was yet another post on food. But I think we enjoy food a lot. So why not?

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