Snack Time #3 All you can eat Mexican lunch

Mexican food again Enrico?

Yes but this time it’s really Mexican food and not Tex-Mex, So yeah I was actually invited by a group of friends to have lunch on a restaurant called Yucatán, we had discount vouchers so we could have their all you can eat lunch, so the price pretty good, if it weren’t for that I think we’d have paid 50 bucks each, plus the drinks.

So what did I had this time?

Let’s start with the drink, today I’ve had my first Daiquiri Cocktail, I really wanted to try one before, this weird craving started with the perk Deadshot Daiquiri on Black Ops zombie mode, most characters commented that the drink tasted really good, the second strike was a friend of mine, she mentioned how wonderful it tasted and that I should really try it.

So what’s in it? Rum, lime juice and sugar.
Was it everything I hope it’d be? I didn’t know what to expect at first, so I tried it and felt the familiar taste of lemonade with a bit of a kick to it, and I loved it for that, had two of those drinks and I enjoyed every sip of it.

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After our drinks arrived, the next thing that came to our table was a bowl of nachos and some dip, that included guacamole, sour cream, salsa, bean paste and later we had some with chili,  we really enjoyed the nachos, so much so that I think we had 3 bowls (We really lost count).

Also pictured are the Taquitos, little tortillas wrapped with meat or cheese.

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This right here was my first non fast food taco, if I can recall it correctly I had a chili taco, with meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onions and the chili itself, it was the second taco I’ve ever had, but one thing is certain, it’s at least a hundred times better than the one I had at Taco Bell.

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And the final item we ordered was the burrito, I ate a steak burrito and a pork one, the previous burritos I’ve had were the really tiny and looked like spring rolls for some reason, this one however looked more like the real deal, and it taste just like it looks.

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We also had some quesadillas and little taco bowls, the picture quality was very poor so I decided to let them out of the post, but I can assure they tasted quite good.

Final Thoughts

This restaurant was really great, the food was amazing, the drink was pretty damn good, and the atmosphere was pretty simple yet nice looking.

As a gamer I thought it was kinda funny going to a restaurant that has a similar name to my favorite casino in Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record and to drink a daiquiri after being teased by Deadshot Daiquiri.

This place was pretty great overall, if you happen to be in Brazil, whether you’re a traveler or you actually live here like I do, give this place a try, I’d recommend going with a group of friends and/or family with a voucher you purchased beforehand.

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Snack Time #2 Homemade Nutella brigadeiro recipe

What’s a brigadeiro?

I’m glad you asked, a brigadeiro it’s a popular Brazilian sweet, they’re easy to make and it tastes really good, they’re very common on birthday parties over here.

Today I was kinda bored and wanted some sweets, so I decided to make a couple of brigadeiros, but instead of doing the regular chocolate ones I decided to make Nutella, and they taste AMAZING.

Here’s how you make a Nutella Brigadeiro

You’ll need :

  • Half a bar of dark chocolate
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 150g Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Sprinkles

Put all of the ingredients, except for the sprinkles, on pan on low heat, mix them all up, you’ll notice that after sometime, the mixture will start to thicken up, once you notice it isn’t sticking to the pan anymore you’ll need to move your mixture to a plate and let it cool off.

Once it cools off put a bit of butter on your hands and make little balls with the mixture you just made, if the mixture is still a bit soft to mold the balls put it on a fridge for a couple of minutes, shower them with sprinkles and they’re good to eat.

Here’s how they look like, not pictured my happiness and the other plate full of them.

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Side note: If the mixture isn’t consistent enough to roll them up into balls, you could put it on small plastic cups, or a bowl, and eat it with a spoon, sprinkles are optional on this one.

Hope you enjoyed this little treat, do you have your own twist to the recipe? Did I do a poor job explaining it? be sure to let me know.

Snack Time #1 Tex-Mex Night!

Another series of post? I thought you’d only stick to Random Thoughts.

Yes a new series of posts, Random Thoughts like I’ve said before, it’s a series of random things I feel like talking about without a specific theme, this one however is about food, sweets, snacks, etc.

If it’s food in general why the name Snack Time? Also how often will you make this kind of post

Because I’m not creative enough, Snack Time posts will not be as common as Random Thoughts or any other posts, I’ll only post it if I want to share my thoughts on something, and maybe a recipe, who knows? not me I can’t see the future yet.

Anyway, tonight I went to Sí Señor, a Tex-Mex chain of restaurant that’s very popular here in Brazil, it’s actually the second time I went there, besides the margarita my order was pretty similar to the previous one, so what exactly did I ordered?

Nachos Supreme

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Nachos covered with cheese, frijoles, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole.

My thoughts? Best nachos I’ve had thus far, well that’s not saying much because Mexican restaurants aren’t something as common as a place that sells burgers or pizza so I don’t have much to compare it to, I’ve went to at least 2 other Mexican restaurants before and their nachos were “meh” at best.
Since I was accompanied by at least two other people, we’ve ordered two of them, since none of us ate that much during the day we handle it just fine, otherwise it would have been a bit too much for us, well at least for me I’m not sure about them.

Summer Fresh Margarita

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A mixed drink with Tequila, Rum and Strawberries.

My thoughts? Pretty damn good, I love strawberry flavored things, especially when it comes to drinks, I’m not really the kind of person that drinks a lot, or often, I usually drink something because I know it’ll taste sweet, so if you see me drinking something that isn’t a mixed drink I’m probably trying it for the first time.

Final Thoughts.

We’ve had a wonderful time today, we ate, we drank and we had fun, I think this was the first Tex-Mex restaurant I went to, I’m not sure how different it is from an actual Mexican restaurant because I’m pretty sure every country specific restaurant around the world have their own different spin on their traditional food, so I shall compare it to the ones I ate before this one, it’s way better than them.