Dottie’s True Blue Cafe is an excellent American breakfast/brunch place on 6th street in San Francisco.
We didn’t know about it until our friend Sagar spoke for hours about how legendary it is a day before.I never knew how popular this place was and after hearing that the lines go out the door and wait times are upward towards an hour on the infamous tenderloin neighborhood in SF. Thanks to our another friend from SF who stood in line for 30 mins while we were reaching there.
Mexican cuisine is primarily a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, especially Spanish, elements added after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in the 16th century. The basic staples remain native foods such as corn, beans and chili peppers, but the Europeans introduced a large number of other foods, the most important of which were meat from domesticated animals (beef, pork, chicken, goat and sheep), dairy products (especially cheese) and various herbs and lots of spices.
While the Spanish initially tried to impose their own diet on the country, this was not possible and eventually the foods and cooking techniques began to be mixed, especially in colonial era convents. Mexican cuisine is closely tied to the culture, social structure and popular traditions of the country.
We had been to Mexico in May 2014 and got to taste this amazing cuisine with the warm hospitality of the natives. It’s home to both Mayan ruins and resort areas like Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen. Breathtaking blue waters, spicy/lipsmacking food, warm people, interesting mayan ruins and colorful Mexican culture were the highlights of the trip.
Paan is a betel leaf mouth fresher from India, Pakistan and neighboring countries. The Paanwala thelas are small roadside shops in which the Paanwalas make these paans on the spot for you. Being a Mumbaite, paan after a scrumptious meal was a must for me. I loved the meetha pan which is also known as Calcutta paan. There are varieties of paan sold at these paan shops. Maghai, Banarasi, Calcutta, Meetha, Saada and the types of paan are endless. Last year i visited Mumbai and had written an article about Street Food of Mumbai and Paan was definately on the list:)