Saturday, February 8, 2014

Colima: Comida y Amigos

Food and friends, one of the best part of traveling!

During our work days, Janet, our gracious hostess and almighty chef, always had a nutritious homemade dinner waiting for us. So Serena didn't suffer too much as Janet cooks like she does back home in Kelowna, i.e. no crazy Mexicano mystery food.

On our off days, we could be a bit more adventurous.

Ceviche with lots of fresh squeezed lime was one of my favourites.  Tecoman in Colima is known as the lime capital of the world.

This concoction is called Bate, made from some toasted black seeds as far as I could discern from my broken Spanish. No one wanted to try it with me as we've been warned about street food & drinks.

I had one, tasted good but texture was a bit slimy, and I didn't die!

While we all did our best to order everything Mexicano, Serena scoured the menu and was happy to discover hamburguesa y papas fritas.

Lip taco! Tongue taco! Anyone??

This might just be the most Mexicano thing Serena ordered: platanos fritas con lechera. Deep fried bananas with condensed milk. What's not to like?!

Lots of icy treats all around. Winter in Mexico, it's HOT!

Best churros for less than a dollar each! (Closed on Tuesday, as we sadly discovered on a Tuesday.)

That green fruit is an almond nut. Never seen one before.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see the ice cream cones were not forgotten . would not have tried the slimy food either .Great pictures .Thank you for all the explanations
    Love Nanny & Papa