Shrimp, And More Shrimp

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?

Me: YES!

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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!

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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?

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Look at this cheese explosion. One was enough for me, but I don’t think I lived until I ate a jalapeño shrimp popper.

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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!

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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.

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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?)

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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?

6 thoughts on “Shrimp, And More Shrimp

    • I really wish I liked seafood! Everything looks so delicious, like mussels and fish but there’s just a texture thing I can’t get use to.

    • It was! E-mail me closer to when you’re coming and I’ll give you a list of suggestions. The restaurants on my page are just places I go to since I’m local, but I will give you a list of restaurants you MUST try! 🙂

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