Taco Thirty #6: La Taqueria

This taco thirty experience has officially left the state of Oregon. I visited San Francisco for the first time ever and proceeded to eat my way through the city. I ate dim sum in Chinatown, I ate greek yogurt froyo in Hayes Valley, I ate a month’s worth of French pastries at Tartine Bakery, and…

Taco Thirty #5: Casa del Sol

These street tacos are starting to blend in together. Yet I’m still feeling pretty good about the life choice I made. My brain is still processing the taste of tacos to be delicious, but my tolerance for mediocre tortillas is diminishing. As is the case for Casa del Sol‘s tacos. I ordered two carne asada tacos…

Taco Thirty #4: Mis Abuelos Barbacoa

After so many weeks of snowy and wet weather, the first sunshine-filled Saturday in a while was begging me to go for a bike ride. Casey and I rode down to our favorite food cart pod Cartlandia. After much contemplation between a few carts that sell tacos, I settled for one I’ve never had–Mis Abuelos…

Taco Thirty #3: Tamale Boy

This was my first time visiting Tamale Boy after a long time wanting to try out their food. Luckily I was with a big group and was able to o0gle their tamales (and even taste one) since I had to do the predictable thing of ordering tacos. Those tacos were delicious. On the menu, the dish…

Taco Thirty #2: Las Gorditas

I first have to apologize for the terrible image. I have a good excuse, and that is because I came up with the Taco Thirty idea right in the middle of this meal. By the time the idea emerged in my head, I had already eaten one of the two tacos I ordered and about…

Taco Thirty #1: Tierra del Sol

I cry a thousand happy tears whenever I eat these tacos. One reason is because they are the best tacos I’ve come across in Portland metro area, and the other is because they are in my neighborhood. I lovingly refer to Tierra del Sol‘s tacos as the “blue tacos.” You can get them from the…

Pantry Staple: Red Boat Fish Sauce recipes

When you cook international recipes, at first it may be difficult to figure out which brand is the best for certain ingredients required in a recipe. The same can be said about unfamiliar produce. I don’t know how many times I’ve gone to the Asian grocery store to stare at seven kinds of leafy herbs with…

Cameo Cafe

  NE 82nd Ave & Sandy   Head north on SE 82nd Ave. to where the hustle and bustle of businesses and car dealerships start to dissipate, and you are reminded that 82nd Ave is one way to get to the PDX International Airport. This portion of the arterial is dotted with many motels, and…