Wahaca Bluewater Review - Amazing Mexican Street Food

9. July 2012 12:57 by Foodshack in Cookbooks  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

A Friday in our house is usually a take away, or if we think we really deserve it we go out for a meal.  A couple of weeks ago the wife and I decided to go out for dinner at Bluewater, which is a regular place for us.  Like most people we usually frequent the same restaurants as we have our favorites,  however on this occasion we decided to try something different and we chose Wahaca.

Although the restaurant was quite busy we did not have to wait to be seated.  A friendly waitress then came over and asked us if we had been before and then explained how the menu worked and proceeded to write her name on our table mat which doubled up as a menu.  The menu is well laid out and simple to read and understand.

Then the fun began as we really did not have any prior knowledge of Mexican market food.  The menu includes a street food section which comprises of lots of small dishes, and also a Platos Fuertes section which are bigger main meal type dishes.  We decided to go for the Street Food which we thought would give us a chance to give everything a taste.  We decided to order a single dish from each section of the street food dishes, and a side of green rice as well as the Fresh tomato salsa & chip starter.  Our waitress came and took our order and gave us our drinks.  Our waitress also explained that once we get to the main dishes they would be served to us when they were ready rather than all at the same time.  At the time I thought this was a little odd.

As soon as we finished our starter the first dish was served, as we tucked in the second dish arrived and within 5 minutes all of our main meal was at our table and my original concerns of dishes arriving as they were ready was soon pushed into insignificance. 

To say the food is amazing is simply an understatement.  The plates of food where stunning to look at each plate of food looked fresh and vibrant.  You could really taste the depth of flavor in each dish.  You could really tell that everything was cooked with quality ingredients and time and care was taken in the preparation.  We also felt like we had eaten a very healthy meal which makes a nice change when eating out.  If I am honest it was really one of those meals where I was disappointed I we had finished it, our taste buds where shouting more but our bellies were full.  However we still left room for a desert, which of course had to be the Mexican Doughnuts!

All in all the atmosphere, food & service was second to none and to top it off all for a reasonable price.  The decor was great and we thought the VW camper van as a booth was fantastic.  We will go back another time just to give the Platos Fuertes (Bigger Plate) dishes a try!

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We enjoyed the food at Wahaca so much that we have now brought the cookbook so we can get cracking cooking mexican street food at home

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Tefal Rk302e15 8-in-1 Multi Cooker

8. July 2012 22:01 by Foodshack in Kitchen Gadgets  //  Tags: , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
The Tefal RK302E15 8-in-1 Multi-Cooker is perfect for cooking a variety of foods to perfection using minimal effort.

Using the machine could not be simpler thanks to the easy-to-use electronic control panel, this machine boasts a ten cup capacity, allowing you to cook for the whole family with ease. And thanks to delayed start and keep warm functions, your dinner is always ready when you are!
The 8 in 1 cooker is stylish with its black and stainless steel finish and also includes a non-stick removable bowl for easy cleaning. This ingenious cooker also has a large 2.2L (10 cups) capacity and comes with a free recipe book.
 
Delicious food need not be time-consuming with this handy Multi-Cooker.
 
 

Cooking could not be simpler as this gadget has 8 cooking settings:

  • White rice and brown rice settings for beautifully fluffy results whichever type you use
  • Quick rice for faster food
  • Grains
  • Oatmeal porridge for a filling and effortless breakfast
  • Slow cooking - just leave this machine to take care of your dinner
  • Steaming for a healthy meal
  • And it even has a setting for desserts!
 

Box Contains

  • 1 x Tefal 8 in 1 Cooker
  • 1 x Recipe Book
  • 1 x Spoon
  • 1 x Measuring Cup
  • 1 x Steam Basket
  • 1 x Instruction Booklet

Kenwood KMC570 Chef Premier a great addition to the range

7. July 2012 13:51 by Foodshack in Kitchen Gadgets  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
The Kenwood KMC570 Chef Premier is stunning and robust!   As always Kenwood have thought of everything. The body of the mixer is made of metal and is fairly heavy as it houses a massive 1000w motor that will work efficiently for years to come. 
 
The machine comes with 4 mixer/beater attachments including a dough hook for making bread, K-beater, whisk and flexi-beater.   It also comes complete with a thermal glass blender which you can blend mixtures together such as for soup and smoothies,  which simply attaches to the top of the machine.

There is also a CD ROM with recipes, a recipe book with cakes, pastries, icing, biscuits, mashed potato, bread, soups and sauce recipes etc.  A handy DVD is also supplied which shows the basic functions of the mixer and the myriad number of attachments you can buy that connect to the mixer either at the front, as part of the bowl/mixer functions or the area at the top where the blender goes.  The extra attachments available include pasta makers, grinders, liquidizers, food cutters, grain mills, potato peeler, an ice cream maker, citrus press & a juicer. Included with this mixer is an attachment spanner for tightening the 4 mixing tools and a spatula for scraping out the bowl.

All in all the Kenwood KMC570 Chef Premier makes light work of most kitchen tasks and is a must for budding cooks & chefs.
 

Box Contains

  • 1 × Kenwood Chef Premier KMC570 kitchen machine
  • 1 × Inst Leaflet-Eng
  • 1 × 4.6 L stainless steel bowl
  • 1 × K-Lene-coated non-stick K Beater
  • 1 × K-Lene-coated non-stick balloon whisk
  • 1 × K-Lene-coated non-stick dough hook
  • 1 × Flexi Beater
  • 1 × 1.5 L glass liquidiser
  • 1 × Splashguard
  • 1 × Recipe book
  • 1 × Spatula
  • 1 × Instruction CD/DVD