A prayer to the school gods, I feel like a three week old weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I finally finished an intense Microbiology test yesterday and I’m just glad I never have to look over bacterial conjugation anymore.
To celebrate, Chi, his uncle/basically brother/also our roommate and I went to eat at Playa Azul for dinner. It took about 20 minutes to decide what we wanted to eat:
Chi: Should we have Peruvian?
Me: No, I’ve already eaten Peruvian twice this month. Should we eat Burmese?
Chi: No, I don’t want Asian. Should we go to Beretta?
Me: No, not really wanting a pizza. Oh! Let’s go to Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack!
Chi: Ehh, Playa Azul?
Playa Azul in definition is a Mexican seafood restaurant. Now for those that know me, might know that this might cause a small problem because I’m not the biggest fan of seafood (read: I don’t eat it), but I do love shrimp! And that was good enough for me.
I’ve always heard about it from friends but never had a chance to try it, so today was our day. To my luck, everyone wanted shrimp so we had a jolly time eating family style. Can you tell that I really just wanted to try the whole menu? 🙂
The first thing to come out was Tostadas de Camarones, aka Shrimp Ceviche! I was so excited because I always wanted to try ceviche, but it’s usually made with fish. Remember to add a little hot sauce on top to bring this plate to a ten. Chi says only Tapatio or Tabasco, while Junior says Cholula or Victoria should be okay too. We have options, people!
We also ordered a shrimp sampler which included bacon wrapped shrimp (!), jalapeño popper stuffed shrimp (!), breaded shrimp (!) and shrimp and octopus ceviche in the middle. Can you say bomb?
Look at this cheese explosion. One was enough for me, but I don’t think I lived until I ate a jalapeño shrimp popper.
We also shared two entrees. The first one was Camarones A La Diabla, eight jumbo tiger prawns in a spicy chipotle sauce. This was my choice, but sadly it ended up being my least favorite. It sure looks great in pictures though!
We also shared the Camarones Al Mojo de Ajo, another eight jumbo tiger prawns (this time in garlic and butter sauce). This plate was my personal favorite, I feel like you can’t go wrong with butter garlic shrimp.
My favorite way to eat? Wrap everything up in a tortilla, it doesn’t matter what you put in there. When in doubt, wrap it up.
(Can we also rave about how they had my favorite habanero sauce?)
Awesome. That’s all I have for today, folks! My weekend will consist of working, relaxing and back to studying on Monday. I need a school vacation, fast. Only one more month left, shit is going to hit the fan soon!
What’s your favorite kind of seafood? Who usually picks the restaurants in your relationship?