Mexicali – One fine Mexican treat!


Mexicali – One fine Mexican treat!

“I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language – Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with. ~Salma Hayek~

It was 2004 when I discovered how great Mexican cuisine could be. It was when I first tasted the Chimichangas which is part of Enchanted Kingdom’s menu and I loved it since then. There’s a version with rice inside the tortillas – Burritos, though I first fell in love with Chimichangas. They come in three different fillings: pork, chicken and beef. The last one mentioned is my favorite. Later, my baby sissy have me tried the pork variant, and i loved it as well, each has a different flavor. I haven’t tried the chicken variant, perhaps, due to my skin rashes with chicken, so I go for the beef variant. It’s a little more expensive by a few pesos but it’s really worth it. There’s a blog that I’ve wrote about this special Chimichangas.

In Alabang, we have frequented “Mexicali” if craving for Mexican food sinks in. This particular day was with foodie/ travel buddy who happens to be in vacation (like I do) I just resigned from a work that I so much love though due to health concerns, I had to let go of the perks and privileges of being the Executive Assistant to the President and GM of one of the biggest glass supplier in the country. Goodbye to 24/7 duty. It is time to relax now.

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Whew!

Alabang was like home to me. We got burritos for my buddy, in other country, there’s Naked Burrito – it comes without the tortilla.

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Burrito!

chimis for me,

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Chimichanga!

and we shared a plate of nachos

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Nachos salad…

with its’ creamy cheddar cheese and meat toppings with sliced black olives . We we’re eyeing some flavorful quesadillas though we were already bloated with what we’ve had. What we eyed is our dessert after this hefty meal.

I especially love their heirloom tomatoes, huge, crisp and fresh and the strong flavor of cilantro that will never be away from a chef’s knife if one is preparing Mexican cuisine.

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Served fresh and hot!

The spiciness of their food is the only thing that I didn’t like so much, I am not a spicy girl, I am more of loving sweets and saltiness. Nevertheless, the bell pepper from Mexico, Jalapeno is something that I can tolerate. For without it, these recipes isn’t Mexican food at all. Their salsa is my favorite too. =)

There is also Mexicali in Greenbelt. It is just below the cinemas, and if I remember it right, during college days, we frequented the place as well with my college buddies. Same group of friends I was also with in their branch in Alabang. That rustic interiors, dark wood tables, logoed plates and napkins, friendly staff, I’ve always been comfy in that specific branch. Upon plight, I will instantly slouch in their sofas and ask for an iced water right away. And the staff will immediately provide it. They serve each glass and plate with a smile. Maybe why I am that so comfy in there.

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Alabang Branch.

Next to EK’s chimis, Chilis, Army Navy,

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Chili’s!

Mexicali has been my favorite Mexican restaurant, and it’ll always be. (–,)

We loved their Quesadillas too!

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It came with three dips..

Try it and believe. They have more than a dozen branches in the Philippines.

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-An only daughter. A mother of an 18 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! Though, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food as well, along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. As I used to write even when I was a teenager, and I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost my father a year before and I guess in one way or another, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son and mother, as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is so negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for them, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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