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Fiesta!

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¡Feliz cinco de mayo a todos! Les deseo lo mejor en este día. Ahora, como burrito en uno de mis restaurantes favoritos Chihuahua en Greenbelt. ¡Buen provecho!

- Miss Mambo Cafe –

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January 2013 food adventures…

January 31, 2013 Leave a comment
January 30 - Assorted Kakanin

January 30 – Assorted Kakanin

January 29 - Baked Mussels

January 29 – Baked Mussels

January 29 - Spicy Hungarian Sausage

January 29 – Spicy Hungarian Sausage

January 29 - Pancake Sandwich

January 29 – Pancake Sandwich

January 26 - Cakes!!!

January 26 – Cakes!!!

January 24 - Chicken Pies

January 24 – Chicken Pies

January 21 - Ilocano Baradibud

January 21 – Ilocano Baradibud

January 20 - Whopper Combo Meal

January 20 – Whopper Combo Meal

January 17 - Chili con carne with Mexican rice and taco

January 17 – Chili con carne with Mexican rice and taco

January 10 - Ilocano Bagnet and Vigan Longganisa

January 10 – Ilocano Bagnet and Vigan Longganisa

January 10 - Pepperoni

January 10 – Pepperoni

January 10 - Garlic Shrimp Pizza

January 10 – Garlic Shrimp Pizza

January 10 - Combo Pizza

January 10 – Combo Pizza

January 7 - Lemon Squares

January 7 – Lemon Squares

January 7 - Pepperoni

January 7 – Pepperoni

January 3 - Korean Ice Cream

January 3 – Korean Ice Cream

January 3 - Bibimbap

January 3 – Bibimbap

January 2 - Crispy Pata

January 2 – Crispy Pata

 

Buon appetito!

 

- Miss Mambo Cafe -

H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto

December 1, 2012 Leave a comment

His Excellency, The Honorable Enrique Peña Nieto, is the new president of MEXICO. Today is his first day in office.

H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexican President-elect H.E. Enrique Peña Nieto and His First Lady

IMAGE SOURCE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18669903

Let’s see what will happen to Mexico under his administration. Will he be able to combat/minimize the drug cartel wars and the violence brought about by these wars? I hope so.

What excites me to see is the role of his wife in leading the country to a peaceful Mexico.  Angelica Rivera, Mexico’s new first lady, is a former Mexican telenovela actress.  I remember watching her telenovela “LA DUEÑA (1995)” in RPN 9 where she played the role of Regina Villarreal as well as in the telenovela “HURACAN”, which I watched in TVE (Television Española) in cable TV.  Take note: I watched it in Spanish language without subtitles (sin subtitulos).

Telenovela La Dueña

Source: http://tvolucion.esmas.com/telenovelas/drama/la-duena/

 

Good luck to the new president of the United Mexican States (the full name of Mexico) and I hope to read more positive news about my dream country destination in the coming years.  I also look forward to Angelica Rivera’s active participation in implementing development projects.  As the saying goes, behind a successful man is a strong woman. 

 

Felicidades y lo mejor por mi MEXICO,

 

 

- Miss Mambo Cafe -

A Woman’s Word / Palabra De Mujer

May 12, 2012 1 comment

Thanks to Skycable for bringing back Mexican telenovelas in our tv screens through the Telenovela Channel (where telenovelas produced by Televisa are exclusively shown).  I’m just so happy that I returned to my previous cable subscriber (just this month).  Now, I’d rather stay at home during weekends to catch up and watch back-to-back episodes of my current favorite telenovela, A Woman’s Word / Palabra de Mujer (starring Edith Gonzalez, Yadhira Carrillo, Ludwika Paleta, and Lidia Avila).  I so like the local version of the theme song of Palabra de Mujer.  The original song is entitled “ELLA” and it was Spanish singer BEBE who sang the theme song.  Telenovela Channel replaced the original theme song with “KAYA KO” by Elke Saison.  The story of “A Woman’s Word” revolves around the lives of four different women: Vanessa, Fernanda, Paulina, and Matilde.

 

Thanks Telenovela Channel for showing “Palabra de Mujer” (1997) in the Philippines and more power to TELEVISA!

 

 

- Miss Mambo Cafe -

Aeromexico

February 18, 2012 Leave a comment

My visit at this year’s travel expo was so worth it! Why? Because AEROMEXICO was one of the exhibitors at the event. I got free promotional materials and I was briefed by a representative from Aeromexico on requirements when traveling to Mexico.  Finally, I was informed in simple terms on what to do if I plan to visit my dream destination: MEXICO.  I’ll definitely prepare for my dream travel…. SOON.

- Miss Mambo Cafe -

Categories: Cultura Mexicana, Travel

ARROZ A LA CUBANA

February 9, 2012 Leave a comment

My new friends and I decided to have lunch date at Mexicali today.  I’m surprised that Mexicali is now serving “combo”, affordable meals.  Last night, I was listening to Gloria Estefan’s new album “MISS LITTLE HAVANA” and so I decided to order Arroz a la Cubana minus the egg.  Eggs trigger gallstones attack.  So, instead of the egg on top of the Mexican rice, I had it replaced with nacho chips.  Sadly, they didn’t give me complimentary salsa. =(

 

MEXICALI'S ARROZ A LA CUBANA

 

Represent, CUBA! =P

 

- Miss Mambo Cafe -

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACHIOTE

January 29, 2012 Leave a comment

I decided to have brunch this afternoon at the newly-opened Tex-Mex restaurant at The Power Plant Mall, ACHIOTE.  I was supposed to try their burrito but I just chose to have CARNITAS ENCHILADAS and Mexican Lemonade.  I wonder if their lemonade is authentic and close to the taste of a real Mexican homemade lemonade.  Whenever I drink lemonade, I always remember one of my favorite Mexican telenovela, ESMERALDA (1996).

 

MY ENCHILADA CARNITAS

 

Looking forward to my next visit to ACHIOTE,

 

 

- Miss Mambo Cafe -

Adios, mi querida oficina!

December 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Tonight, I organized a farewell dinner (or should I say freedom dinner?) for my two (2) colleagues in the office because they will no longer renew their work contract for reasons of which we opt to keep to ourselves.  My officemates requested that I make my famous Chili Pizza for the nthhhh time.  I also made Nachos con Salsa Mexicana for appetizer.  On their part, they bought the dessert (Nocciola Gateau cake from Caramia, Ayala Triangle Garden) and drinks for the night.

 

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I’m gonna miss them. Life must go on and we all need growth.  Buena suerte mis amigas!

 

See you around!

 

- Miss Mambo Cafe -

My Dream House

I’ve always dreamed of a Mexican-style house.  It doesn’t matter whether it is small or big as long as the house design is based on Mexican architecture and interior design principles.  The interiors of our family house have been redecorated and we asked our interior designer friend to make it look like a Mexican-Greek style house because while I am a fan of Mexican architecture and interior design, my sister loves Greek style.

Speaking of a Mexican-style house, whenever I get to visit a home depot, I always look for the perfect “tiles” that would fit my dream house. As a result of my research, I have discovered different types of Mexican/Spanish tiles in the market and here are just some examples of designs:

Mexican painted tile

This would fit in my bathroom. =)


Other designs of Mexican painted tiles

Talavera tiles.

These tiles originated from the City of Talavera de la Reina, Spain.  When Spanish potters went to Mexico, they introduced the style and since then the Talavera style has been well-known in Puebla.


Mission Tiles

Mission tiles are usually seen among churches.  

These would look good in my kitchen and laundry room. 


Saltillo tiles

These kind of tiles are usually brown in color and these are said to have originated in Saltillo, a town in Coahuila, Mexico.  These would look good in my living room and garden. =)


I took this picture inside a showroom of Machuca tiles in a Home Depot. I would love to have this in my garden. =)

HOWEVER, the problem is that Mexican and Spanish tiles are expensive in the Philippines.  Plus, most of the designs are being faced out maybe because of the lack of demand for the said tiles.  I have observed that most of the tiles available in the market are made in China.  Thus, they are cheaper than other imported tiles.  One sheet of Mexican painted tile costs around P200.00 while a “generic” tile that is Made in China can only cost us P12.00 per piece.  So, imagine how much it will cost me if I redesign our kitchen using Mexican/Spanish tiles. Sadly, these tiles, although very uniquely designed and manufactured, are not commonly used in a typical Filipino house.  Well, maybe someday I would be able to put these tiles in my “dream” house. Who knows?

Cinco de Mayo

Feliz Cinco de Mayo en Mexico y Estados Unidos! Although I’m not Mexican, I celebrate this special occasion every year by way of cooking a Mexican recipe. Tonight, I made “BEEF ENCHILADAS” and I can say that my housemates liked the taste especially when they topped their share of Enchiladas with sour cream. Buenas noches!

The Beef Enchiladas

a closer look at my share

I had Mexican Coffee topped with whipped cream and cinnamon bits after dinner.

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