Posts tagged dig in with much bites
Madrid Brunch 2.0: Alternative and Vegetarian Friendly Edition

What really is brunch? The typical understanding is that of br(eakfast) + l(unch), otherwise known as the best of both worlds. One put it as, “it’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch… [and] you don’t get completely what you would at breakfast, but you get a good meal.”I did a little digging and found two places that have managed to offer their own versions of brunch, according to their view of things as they are. One place went completely carnivorous when tackling the brunch conundrum, whilst the other chose a more, all encompassing route.

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Forget What You Heard! Here's the Scoop on Breakfast In Spain

Spanish breakfast is brilliant! Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why it is so? Most of us are used to the “real” breakfast. You know, the heavy, greasy stuff; bacon, pancakes, sausages, etc. That too has its merits but there is something about a small Spanish breakfast that seems to do the job. To be able to appreciate it to the fullest, it is imperative that you do it right. 

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Fam In Town? Where to Head For the Best Meals in Madrid

I’ve been asked a few times about my mum’s in town picks, so here I have them. These places not only provide great food, but also give the chance to catch a unique glimpse into what Spanish gastronomy is becoming. Here's where to take Mom when she's in town! 

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Dig In With Much Bites: Warm Up This Winter With Huo Guo

In the spirit of Madrid and its new found route to cosmopolitanism, a new Chinese restaurant going by the name of Casa Lafu opened a few months back. Located in almost plain sight of Calle Gran Vía, just after Santo Domingo Metro Station, it is not to be missed. Given the recent changes in weather, after months of a seemingly never ending summer, this restaurant brings a welcome winter warmer. 

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Dig In With Much Bites: Eating Out in Madrid — The Vegetarian Edition

To be honest, I had never explored the vegetarian side of life. If someone told me that they were vegetarian, my usual reaction would usually go along the lines of “what do you mean you don’t eat no meat!?” Not that vegetarianism is a problem, just that I was always brought up to believe a meal was incomplete if it did not contain some type of meat based protein. Being in Madrid does not help either.

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Dig In With Much Bites: Navigating Madrid on a Budget

When you eat out so much, you learn a thing or two about doing it in Madrid, on a budget, especially when those purse strings need extra tightening. However, this does not mean settling for less. So, how do I reconcile eating out with eating well and on a shoe string budget? Let me share a place or two that have enabled this seemingly impossible endeavour to flourish, repeatedly at that. 

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Dig In With Much Bites: Celicioso — A Gluten Free Haven

This world is completely full of gluten. All the yummy things come littered with gluten; cupcakes, pasta, beer, you name it — gluten, gluten and more gluten. If it has no gluten, can one who is seriously coeliac guarantee that what's on offer has been prepared in a gluten free environment, free from all possible gluten contamination?

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Dig In With Much Bites: A Menu del Día Thats Worth It

La Colonial de Huertas is a Cuban joint with a mix of vibrant heat, super fresh ingredients and a pure, unadulterated passion for the art of filling a plate. This place offers a home-grown, no frills experience with Pura the chef at the heart of all the yummy food. It's impressive six day a week menu includes Cuban favorites such as Arroz a la Cubana, Cuban-style spaghetti with a meat packed sauce and green olives amongst other things called picadillo and the house specialty, Ropa Vieja – a shredded beef stew in a delicious tomato sauce; oh so tender and oh so flavorful.

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Dig In With Much Bites : Goiko Grill

"One of our goals is to make Goiko Grill your second home and to convert you into a Goiko Grill burger addict," publicly asserted Goiko Grill. "Yeah right," I said. Little did I know that I would become an addict to these burgers. I honestly don't know what it is but I cannot stop going to Goiko Grill. Since my first visit to this place way back when, I have struggled eating other burgers. 

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Dig In With Much Bites: Takos Al Pastor

Adult that I am, believe you me that I had never eaten tacos until last September in New York. As I ate this flavorful piece of corn flour tortilla and meat relish, I found the flavor explosion just WOW!! As recommended, I squeezed some lime and added the accompanying chilli sauce. As I took the second bite, I could only ask myself, "Why on this green earth had you never eaten this before?" Sadly, my friends forbade me from eating more tacos because we were on a food crawl around New York, and to fully enjoy it, I had to eat tiny amounts at every stop.

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