I always loved food. I just never realized I wasn't enjoying it.
I ate not to miss meals or ate what I was used to eating. Traveling has opened up my palette over the years and, my taste becomes more refined as time goes by.
During the pandemic, I got a cookbook. It was by one of my favorite chefs, Jose Andreas. I found out about Jose on an episode of Part's Unknown. Any friend of Anthony is a friend of mine.
As time passed by, I fell deeper in love with the food. I don't always cook because I am Ubereats favorite customer. However, cooking is my go-to.
The last time in DC, I remembered looking at a Jose Andreas restaurant. Now I'd book a trip just for those restaurants.
On my last trip, the goal was to visit 2 of his 4 DC restaurants.
China Chilcano is a cool, calm, and relaxing atmosphere.
Once inside, you are charmed by great music and perfect food.
I had three meals:
Ceviche Nikkei de Remolacha
Ji Song Chifero
Oyamel reminds me of sitting on a barstool at the San Miguel Market in Madrid. It was great. Meals started with chips and Salsa.
The sparkling lemonade is a great beverage as well.
I sampled 5 of the tacos:
Hongos en molito
Cochinita pibíl con cebolla en escabeche
Pollo a la parrilla
Pescado Baja California
The meals at the restaurant are better than anything I created in my kitchen and, I can't wait to return to DC to try Jaleo, Minibar, and Zaytinya.
I will also visit Mercado Little Spain here in New York.
I look forward to both.
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