Monthly Archives: March 2012

Photo Hunt: Fresh

Fresh fish at Seafood City

Eagle Rock is an odd blend of two very different populations: a large and vibrant Filipino community who regularly buy their fish whole and know how to whip up amazing meals from scratch, and a slightly aging hipster community, often semi or completely vegetarian, who are frankly grossed out by the site of fresh fish staring up at them. Since I am one of the latter, this was not the most fun I’ve ever had with a Photo Hunt theme!

But even though I don’t think I’ll ever schlep any of these babies home, I do enjoy shopping at our local Filipino market, Seafood City (which curiously is located right in the center of a shopping mall that includes Macy’s and Target). It has all sorts of Asian treats you won’t find at the nearby Vons or Ralphs.

Fresh fish head

This fish head is not the kind of treat I mean! Although I am sure my cats would certainly consider it such. And I bet it makes an awesome soup.

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Photo Hunt: Spicy

Housemade Salsa Habanero at CaCao Mexicatessen

This is not the best photo but I could not resist featuring one of my favorite Eagle Rock eateries, CaCao Mexicatessen. I have not had their Housemade Salsa Habanero, but I am sure it is pretty darn spicy, considering that the habanero chile is one of the hottest edible chilies… and “edible” might be overstating it. You do not want to eat a habanero chile all by itself! Properly made into a salsa and washed down with beer or milk (never water), it can be tasty… if you can stand the heat!

While not everything on CaCao’s menu is spicy, many items are, including the Azteca mocha latte I got the day I took this photo. My mouth was burning for quite a while after I finished it. From now on, I am sticking to the Abuelita’s mocha latte. It’s still spicy but much milder.

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