Cinco de Mayo

If I were actually in Minnesota, you might be able to find me doing either or all of these things:

So, what did I eat today?

We haven’t been able to find any stellar Mexican places here in Hong Kong, yet.  But not to worry, I scoured the island today and was able to pull together some lovely tacos.

To pull this together on Lamma, check out the cheese shop – they have cumin as well as corn tortillas.  You can find the beans at the liquor store.

If you can’t buy it, make it.

Ingredient List:

  • Half an onion
  • Green pepper
  • Oil for pan
  • Chicken
  • Palmful of Cumin
  • Red Chili (Spicy)
  • Tomato
  • Green Chili (not spicy)
  • Cooked White Rice
  • Cilantro
  • Beans of your choice.  I used a can of Chili Beans (these are Pinto beans seasoned with chilies, onion, garlic and tomato sauce) SW brand.
  • Corn Tortillas

I felt a bit like a magician, because I only have one saucepan. Ask your fella to start the rice because you’re so hungry and you cannot spare the few minutes it takes to wash the rice and measure the water, then press the cook button.  While he does this, start chopping up everything.
Go ahead, sautee up your onions and green pepper, and in the meantime season your chicken with S&P, cumin and one red chili.  Toss that into the pan as well.
Dice your tomato, some onion and green chili, season with S&P and set aside your lovely salsa.
Add your beans to your pan with the chicken and vegetables some liquid and some drained beans, and let them dance together.  If you’ve asked a friend to pick up beans for you, be sure to specify that baked beans are not ideal.  I have made this mistake before.  We had bean-less burritos, with a side of baked beans.
Mix your cooked rice with cilantro, lime.  Pretend that you are at Chipotle.
Top your warm tortillas with all of this.  Pretend that the water you are drinking is a Dos Equis or Carta Blanca.
Enjoy in complete silence because you haven’t had any decent Mexican food for two months.  Also acknowledge this post is written by a mid-western asian american and in no way is what I made authentic.
If you could beam me some cheese dip, I’ll love you forever.  If you send me pictures from you at any of the places listed above, I’ll be excited and insanely jealous.  Then I’ll walk 15 steps out my door onto the beach.

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