Archive for February 26th, 2015

“It’s not about the destination, but the journey.

Thursday specials.



Green writing, second from the top (Pastele stew!) A pastele stew virgin (tried pastele once before, kinda like joong or tamale). Very excited.



See the small lettering below the name? The middle word? My kind of “place”. 🙂

Ate at the lunch house/kitchen (“restaurant”).

Pastele Stew

Pastele Stew, Green Salad, Rice

Tasty, pungent, but … something missing … green bananas! Initial reaction, very satisfied on a taste level, slightly disappointed on a “trying new things” level. Still … would order again.

Owner asked “how was it?”. Good, but no bananas? She explained, traditionally supposed to have green bananas  (theory is to stretch and “heartify” (is that a word?) the dish), fill you up faster with less. She originally made with bananas,  customers would ask “have bananas or no” if have, they would order something else, lots of leftovers. She started to leave the bananas out … sells out. A pure economic move.

Makes sense, can’t hold that decision against her, but … the journey continues. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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