We have terrific food here, but, having lived for a decade in both Tokyo and San Francisco, we don't have the international variety I would like. I CRAVE good Moroccan, Ethiopian, Indian, lamb shish-kabob, a good borscht .... Ironically, we do have a terrific local Thai restaurant, Zab Thai, where we eat every once in a while and for which we are very grateful.
Anyway, when six months ago my friend Indra told me she'd taken some Thai cooking classes in a friend's home, I made sure she gave me all the info! I cook a lot of Asian food at home, but I was sure I'd learn something new, and I was eager to check out the classes.
Mibong restaurant in the Condesa neighborhood of the DF. Her husband is Mazatleco, so fortunately for us Lis comes here regularly. Though I doubt she will visit us again in the heat of September! That's her on the right in the photo with me.
I wasn't able to attend all three classes, since I am a working woman, but I made two of them. Each time we prepared four dishes, and walked out of class stuffed!
What I Loved Most
Bamboo grows in Mazatlán, and I hadn't realized how much I missed this until we used it, but if you know where in town I can buy fresh bamboo shoots, please let me know.
So, okay Dianne, you loved your nostalgic trip through some of the foods you miss from Japan, finally available in Mazatlán. Anything else?
Left to right we are Magda, me, Chika (I am sooooo excited to meet a Japanese woman who lives here in Mazatlán!!! FINALLY!!!! Hooray!!!), Erika, Lis our teacher, Manina our hostess, and my friends Nancy and Conchita.
What I Learned
Thanks for reading my post! I welcome your comments and especially your local ingredient and supply sources. You all, of course, know about Toyo Foods, up the right-side-fork of the street above Club Navy, next to the pescadería. They are a godsend.