What is a pescetarian? It means that the only kind of meat you eat is that of fish and other seafood. This makes dining out hard, given the limited seafood items on most menus. This blog talks about the choices a pescetarian has when eating out, about meals you can make (although these come few and far between), and, well... desserts. (I didn't say this was necessarily a healthy eating blog, did I?)
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Reunited with Red Lobster's lobster pizza
It’s been three years since my last visit to the US. I did
miss a lot of food that can be had here, but one of the things that I wanted to
eat first when I returned was nothing fancy, merely a sentimental favorite- lobster
pizza from Red Lobster.
I remember having this when I was still studying in Mizzou,
and I wanted to eat something that would surely cheer me up. It would
consistently taste the way it always had, and this reliability was a draw for
And so, soon after I landed in Chicago, off to Red Lobster I
went. Not the most original of places, but as I said, it’s more of a comfort
food kind of place for me. As planned, I ordered the lobster pizza, which
tasted pretty much like I remembered it.
But… I also over-ordered as per usual,
especially as there were many things on the menu that I hadn’t seen before. I also asked for the lobster roll (to start!), which was supposed to be
merely a bite to whet your appetite. (But since this is the US, the bite was
more like a mini-meal.) I liked the bread, it was soft and sweetish and a nice
complement to the lobster.
After the pizza and roll, it was time for the main event. I
ordered a seafood trio that was supposed to have lobster tails, shrimp, and
lobster mac and cheese. When it arrived, it had crabmeat instead of the mac and
cheese. I was disappointed, but being the non-complaining-restaurant-goer that
I am, I grinned and bore it.
The crab wasn’t bad, but I did have my heart set on that mac
and cheese. It was totally my fault of course for wimping out and not asking
that they correct the error, but, well, maybe I'll learn to make complaints in restaurants in my next life.
All that food left me bursting at the seams but when I saw on the menu that they had key lime pie, I couldn't resist having dessert. This pie is on my list of "things to eat" during this holiday, so I thought it was good to start my food tour with a slice of it.
Key lime pie
Sad to say I was disappointed by the pie, it tasted like it had extenders and it wasn't as fine and creamy as I would want it to be. In fact, I didn't finish it, which is a bad sign, as I think wasting dessert is one of the cardinal sins.
Still, going to Red Lobster was still a nice trip down memory lane (including memories of a fully distended stomach after a meal here). But I’ve had my
lobster pizza fix for the trip so I don’t think I’ll be coming back to this restaurant during
The first time I went to Dumaguete City was some six or seven years ago. I went there to go scuba diving in Apo Island, one of the Philippines' best-protected marine sanctuaries. Apo Island is a 30-minute boat ride away from the city. There are two things I remember from that trip. One, diving Apo Island was great, and two, the food in Dumaguete was cheap.
So when my best couple-friends Anjou and Anton invited me to go diving with them in Apo Island over the Holy Week, I didn't hesitate. They never make me feel like a third wheel, so I figured going on this trip would be fun, and not at all awkward. Diving + cheap food... what's not to like?
We stayed at Antulang Resort, which is more than an hour's drive away from Dumaguete (and the airport). We ate most of our meals in Antulang (that's a whole different story), so I didn't really get to eat in the city until it was my last day.
After a couple of days of fantastic dives and a day of just bumming around in the re…
I generally like the food in Tapa Tapa in Plaza de los Cubos along Calle Princesa. I've been there several times, usually when I felt like having some tapas with friends. There's a lot of seafood and vegetable options, so even if the portions are quite small, I've been happy enough to go to the place.
One of my favorite things to eat there is their gambas al ajillo, which I've found to be very tasty, with the garlic toasted just right. I always have it whenever I'm there, and it was the same when I went there a few days ago with my friend Albert.
It was the first dish that arrived among several that we ordered, and I dug in as I usually do. I initially thought at first bite that it was a bit salty, but it was Albert who immediately noticed and pointed out that it had a chemical taste and odor, very similar to bleach.
I actually spat it out very unglamorously after I chewed on it some more, then smelled another (unchewed) shrimp. It did have a very strong bleachy sm…
I enjoy staying at home (too much at times), and once in a while, more often than I care to admit, I am too lazy to cook for myself or even to go out to eat. So, I've become rather a fan of food delivery. And in Madrid, there are many services to choose from.
Usually, I use the Deliveroo app on my phone for instant gratification for my cravings. But I saw that Uber had launched one too, called UberEats, so I downloaded it and after a few days, I decided to use it.
The app was easy enough to use, with a lot of options to choose from, so I placed an order for some pasta from an Italian restaurant. The app said that it would take around 35 minutes to deliver my order, so I eagerly awaited my lunch.
When the estimated time was almost up, I checked the app to track my food. It said that the driver was on the way, and that my order was about to arrive. Then the app said that my food had arrived. Well, not to my knowledge it hadn't.