Thursday, June 16, 2011

Joann's Avocado Salsa

If you like Mexican food, than you gotta have the salsa. And right now on Guam its avocado season. Avocados are just as much a part of Mexican cuisine as beans and tortillas. I can almost eat them just about every day.

Here is an avocado salsa recipe from my wife Lupe's coworker, Joann Claveria. It's chucky and delicious. If you make this, better make a lot because I guarantee you will finish one big bag of tortilla chips once you start chowing on this salsa. It's that good.

Joann's Avocado Salsa  

1 whole avocado, diced
2 - 3 Roma tomatoes (depending on size), diced
2 heaping tbsp red onions diced small but not minced
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 lime
Salt to taste

Skin and core the avocado dice large.
Dice tomatoes into large chucks.
Dice up the red onions into small pieces but not minced.
Chop cilantro about 1/3 measuring cup.
Mix all the contents in a bowl.
Squeeze in the juice of one lime.
Salt to taste while mixing well.

Try not to break up the avocado. You want the salsa chunky.
Garlic was left out on purpose.

Serve over tacos, beans, rice, and as mentioned before, tortilla chips.

Oh, and please excuse the picture. I started eating the salsa and taking the picture was an afterthought. Sometimes it just works out like that. You know what I mean?

Until next time....

Monday, June 13, 2011

Lunch at VIP Chinese Restaurant, Tumon, Guam

My wife Lupe and I decided to take a break from all the grilling this past week and go out to lunch. We felt that we deserved to treat ourselves to an afternoon out.

We hadn't had Chinese food lately so we aimed our trusty Chevy Aveo towards the best Chinese food restaurant in our minds, the VIP Chinese Restaurant located in Tumon Bay, Guam. 

Here is a search link with photos of Tumon Bay, Guam:  
Photos of Tumon Bay

Upon arrival we are quickly seated and the menus were given. We knew what we wanted to eat and here are the photos:

 Sweet and Sour Pork

 Orange Chicken

 Combination Fried Rice (chicken, beef, and shrimp)

Salt and Pepper Fried Pork Chop

Kangkong (Asian water spinach) sauteed in VIPs special sauce.

 Honey Walnut Shrimp

This is our "table for two".

I know that this is a lot for two people, but I like variety and we had plenty to take home to enjoy later. 

As usual, the VIP did not disappoint us. Their homemade sauces and fresh ingredients along with an outstanding chef and excellent service made for a great dining experience.

We'll be back!!!

Until next time.... Photos of Tumon Bay