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eG Foodblog: Panaderia Canadiense - Surf, Sand, and Sierra


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#61 Anna N

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:06 AM

I, too, am amazed by the sheer variety of foods available. Glad you are taking us along with you.
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#62 Panaderia Canadiense

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:36 PM

And to finish off, here's Sunday. We had Helado de Paila for breakfast - what was freshest were the fruit flavours, so that's what we got: Maracuyá, Mango, and Taxo.

Lunch was a simple affair - a big bottle of Pilsener, split four ways, and pasta carbonnara. Not much is open in Quito on Sundays, and we were thrilled to encounter a sidewalk cafe that wasn't selling seafood!

And dinner? That was plan B. The restaurant we wanted to go to, Boca del Lobo, had a little sign on the door saying ''I'm on vacation, no sittings tonight'' so we went to El Arabe for Syrian instead. The chef, Salaama, is a good friend of the family, and he stuffed us with all manner of delicacies.
Hummus and Metabel (attacked so quickly that I didn't get an establishing shot!)

Shislik (marinated tenderloin beef cubes over carbon)

Chicken Special (the menu simply calls it ''unmissable'' - it certainly was!)

Mixed lamb kebab


''Oh, just bring me something tasty, please'' - ended up being an eggplant stuffed with lightly spiced ground lamb, very good!

And the ever popular, bit of everything plate.

Everything was delicious; I'm going to go pass out now.
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#63 Darienne

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:06 PM

Go rest, my child. You deserve to after this tour de force. :smile:

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#64 rotuts

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:54 AM

many thanks!

#65 judiu

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:32 AM

Hope you had a good sleep! Thanks for a great trip! The seafood is magnificent, as is the scenery :smile: . Thanks again.
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#66 Shelby

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

Noooooo, it can't be over already!!!

#67 Lindsey

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:03 AM

Thank you sooo much for this, I have loved every word and picture!

#68 Panaderia Canadiense

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:47 PM

And thank you all for coming along with me! Believe me, I'd like nothing better than to just keep travelling up the Ruta del Sol and eating seafood until I hit the city of Esmeraldas, but my bakery clients would all have heart attacks and suffer from severe cookie withdrawal symptoms if I did that....

As always, if you've got any questions about anything I ate, please feel free to ask, and if those of you who are saying you'd like to come see me are serious, the whales return to Puerto López in August and I'd be more than happy to show you around!
Elizabeth Campbell, baking 10,000 feet up at 1° South latitude.
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#69 heidih

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

Thank you so much for the ride - I am inspired and feeling satiated just from the descriptions. I must explore the world of plantains and revisit my love affair with yucca.

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