Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Today I will write about a few personal things. I kinda promised myself that I would keep this blog as pure to the food as possible.  This kind of relates to all of it. 

I just recently found out that I am diabetic.   Yeah, the news isn't good kids.  That is about it.  It's something that I expected to eventually get because my family has a deep history of it.  I also expected to get it because of the culture I come from.  The Filipino people have many things in common diabetes, heart disease, bad cholesterol, cancer and high blood pressure.  My family has a history of all of the above. 

In hindsight, I should have taken better measures to prevent this from happening to me, but I did not.  I should have watched my intake.  I should have exercised more. I should have done more to avoid it.  There is a lot of things that I should have done, but too stubborn or stupid to do.

I do not write this to gain your sympathy.  I do not write this to get your attention.  I write this as a cautionary tale.  I have a disease that will eventually kill me.  I have a disease that will and has changed my life.  I have a disease that could have been prevented.  The signs were all there.  I should have seen them and worked to avoid all of this. 

I will still go to places and eat and review.  I will also try to find a menu that tailors to diabetics.  This disease will not beat me.  I want to live a full and normal life.

So please, get yourself checked for this disease.  I know most of you say that this will never happen to you.  I tell you that this happens to a lot more people now a days.  There is a lot of information but also a lot of ignorance about the disease. 

Lastly, I do not want to be considered as a diabetic.  I do not want to be labeled as part of the disease.  I am a person that happens to have diabetes, a disease that can be managed and in some cases beaten.  I will beat this and I will continue to be more than it. 

Thanks for lending me your time.  I hope that you have found this as motivation.  I do not want to sound preachy.  I just don't want anyone else to hear the news as I did.  I want you to live a normal life.  If someone in your life has this disease, I suggest you reach out to support them.  Diabetes is something that people live with, but life would be better if friends and family came to help support.  Do not make martyrs of these people, make them feel safe and supported.  I would hate it if people treated me with kid gloves.  I am still a person. 


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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sushi X

I have always been a fan of Japanese food, but much like Korean food, it really varies from cook to cook.  Also, they both tend to be on the higher price side.  I understand that the type of fish they use and how it is prepared must be taken into account, but sometimes I chose other types of food just because of price. 

Sushi X

Sushi has always been one of those types of meals that I did not really care for.  I have always found places that made the Sushi, but something was always a little off.  I have spent some time in Japan and because of that I am very picky when I eat Sushi here in the States, until I found this place.  

Sushi has always been, in my mind, a very one dimensional food.  The ingredients being the same across the board.  So, I always thought that Sushi was really just one note type of food.  Sushi X has shown me that it was not the food but the people who prepare it.  

For some reason, I have found that Sushi X cooks just make it right.  It tastes fresh and delicious and served straight from the kitchen.   I have found myself ordering things on their menu that I thought I would never order again.   

This restaurant  does so many things right as far as food goes.  I truly think that the food here is top notch.  They also create their own versions of rolls that I love.  I often find myself at this place just choosing once of everything on the menu.  

Oh, I almost forgot to mention, it is a all you can eat place.  I know what you are thinking/saying.  Those type of places have no soul and or a factory for bad food.  I say that you are wrong sir/ma'am.  This is a type of place that even though it is a "buffet" everything is made fresh to order.  Like I put in my order and I have to wait for a few minutes for it to come out of the kitchen and or sushi chefs.  

If I have anything bad to say about this place, it would be about the service.  SOMETIMES, when they are NOT busy they forget about the clients.  It's is funny how that works in that place.  I have been there when it is jammed up with people and I have had the best service.  Then I go there when there is NO ONE but me there and I am forgotten about.  

I do highly recommend for you to go there and eat.  It is some of the best sushi I have ever had.  

Here is the score:
Service: 3.8
Food: 5
Decor: 5
Price:4 (high priced, but worth it because of the food.)
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tito's Burritos

So, it has been a while.  I had to take a hiatus for a while, but I have returned with a stack full of places to eat at, so I figure we are all good. 

Tito's Burritos

I have been on the hunt for a really good taco/burrito place for a very long time.  I have found that most places that fancy themselves as a taco/burrito place have little to no clue.  Sometimes I find places that just out and out disgrace the idea of taco/burrito, such as most any food I like.  Finding that special place is somewhat rewarding once you actually find it, or in my case it finds me.  Tito's Burritos is that one place.

The place is a simple and clean place.  It's not too fancy nor does it try to be fancy.  It presents itself in the manner much like a person.  The place has what I like to call character, it's bight and welcoming.  The menu was not only fun to read but easy as well.   The choices of food are simple and straight forward.  That really was the first step of winning me over.  I love a menu that isn't cluttered and has way too much to choose from.  I love a menu that says here I am this is what I offer take it or leave it.   I chose to take it.  

I had many chances to try most to all of the things on the menu, and I have not been disappointed yet.  The one thing that really sticks out of my mind are the fish tacos.  Now, most people that know me well, know that I hate fish.  This is one of the few exceptions  of eating fish.  This is one of the few foods in which I feel obligated to order.  Never have I had a fish taco so well made and rewarding. 

Let me paint a picture.  Lightly fried white fish, when I say lightly I mean it's not greasy at all.  Like when I think fried fish I think of fish that taste more of oil than fish.  This is the exact opposite.  So, it's the fish then shredded cabbage, cilantro lime, and sauce pico de gallo salsa.  All held together by a hard shell taco and a soft shell.  

Oh man, that fist bite into it is/was/and always will be amazing for me.  No matter how many times I have had it.  That first bite into that taco takes me to places that I want to go to.  This taco is a journey for my taste buds and my emotions.  For those who know me well, I usually eat my food quickly.  This is one of those meals that I stop and reflect.  I savor the journey this taco takes me on.  

I would HIGHLY recommend going to this place.

Here is the score:
Food: 5
Decor: 5
Price: 5
Total: 5
This place is totally beyond my highest scores, but there it is kids.  I will ALWAYS be a fan of Titos Burritos.  It has earned a special place in my heart.  The bar has been set high.
I highly recommend getting their fried plantains.  It's pure deliciousness.  *WARNING* not for consumption if  you have diabetes and or trying to lose weight and or watching what you eat and or don't like sugary things.  Otherwise, have at it. 
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