Saturday, September 19, 2009

On the way to Puebla

A few weeks back we took a trip to Heroic Puebla de Zaragoza. This was one of the first cities founded by the Spanish in 1531 that was not built on top of ruins of local civilizations. When visiting this city it is apparent that it was a European planned city because the streets are square, they are not set a odd angles with strange intersections but laid out in a grid formation.

Colorful Puebla.

Puebla University, I hear it is a very good school.

Beautiful brick work

along one of the store fronts in front of the Zocalo (city center or downtown) is a bronze model of the city, this was unexpected for me.
The kids posing in front of one of the sculpture

This is a very interesting sculpture. It is a cylinder with half moons on each side and it is sculpted like leaves a trees.

The Cathedral of Puebla.

Photos of the colorful city.

The Drive from Mexico City to Pueble is one of the most beautiful drives I have ever taken. It was mountainous and green and spectacular, unfortunately or is a narrow highway without a shoulder going up or down the mountain so I was unable to get many photos of the mountains, but I managed a few of the volcano. The highway between Mexico City and Puebla bass next to volcano Popocatepetl and volcano Iztaccíhuatl and these are beautiful indeed.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Eating out in Mexico City - What I have to say about the Restaurants

I am not much for reviewing restaurants. I may say it is good and a friend may say the opposite. I think that Restaurants for the most part are ever changing, from one day to the next and from one item to the next, so I don't often write about them here on my blog. However, I have been eating out here in Mexico and some places I have enjoyed very much, but what I find when I do a search on the net for a place to eat is laking, the results tend to come up a little short so I have decided to say a little bit about the places I visit and provide a few photos too, photos never hurt.

Today I am going to tell you about a Thai place we went to in La Condesa called Mibong. I learned of this place through my Spanish tutor who happens to be a big Thai fan just like my husband.

We set out with the address in a Taxi and after the taxi drove around for a while (Condesa is full on one way streets, not easy to get around in) he dropped us right in front of the restaurant.
I had Pad Thai, it was very nice, the noodles were cooked perfectly the chili has a very Mexican flavor to it and the sauce has a nice peanut flavor to it. This is not the Pad Thai I am used to eating in Michigan but it was a great dish done well.

My Husband ordered a fried rice dish that our 5 year old daughter stole from him and ate us so I can't tell you first had how good it was but she seamed to love it, good enough for me.
We also tried a seafood soup that they offered and it was very nice. We all got to have a few bites but in the end this was the big hit for my 3 year old son and he got to eat most o it. The kitchen is small and well used but clean!
The menu has much to offer with both sides full of many appealing looking items listed.

Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese
Campeche 396-B
ph. 5211-2078
Sun – Wed: 1 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Thurs – Sat: 1 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.