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one of the things i regret about our stay in aruba is the fact we didn’t really get to enjoy authentic aruban cuisine. our resort was on a stretch of road that featured all the other hotels and the restaurant strip running along side it catered mostly to tourists. so you have mexican food, the usual burger and fries, pizza, ribs, sushi, chinese food, brazilian churrascaria, etc.
we did go to a cultural festival the second night we were there and discovered these lovely aruban pastries called pastechis. they’re basically empanadas with cheese inside instead of ground meat and potatoes (speaking of empanadas, i really miss the empanadas in guagua; the ones from apung diung or la moderna with flaky shells). they’re perfect with a nice cup of coffee and that’s what we had for breakfast almost every day after that.
one of the days we were in aruba, we woke up at almost noon. i guess we were tired from the day before (i think that’s when we went snorkeling). we also woke up famished. so we decided to go with a buffet brunch, figuring the next meal would be 7-8 hours away. i had pancakes, bacon, sausages and eggs benedict 🙂
i already mentioned going to benihana one night and meeting the mostly filipino staff. this is a shot of the filipino performing chef dazzling people with his fire handling 🙂
later, my cousin wanted to check out the taste of belgium bistro because she saw they had carpaccio on the menu and she’s mad for this appetizer (this is someone who buys half a pound of prosciutto and a cantaloupe for a snack).
she had her carpaccio and i had my snails and mushrooms with smoked salmon, cream cheese and salad paired with a glass of stella artois.
the original plan was to take a photo of all the food we were going to eat and all the drinks we were going to imbibe. of course, all thoughts about photography go out of the window the moment the food is served, LOL!