Kǒuyīn makes a dazzling debut on the San Miguel dining scene.

Kǒuyīn makes a dazzling debut on the San Miguel dining scene.

The rumor started to circulate back in November. Chef Marcela Bolaño and her partner Ximena de Léon Campomanes were opening a new restaurant, a new Asian restaurant. I was intrigued. I was enthused. I was excited. But I wasn’t surprised. Marsala, their first San...
Sushi a la Mexicana. A feel-good foodie flick.

Sushi a la Mexicana. A feel-good foodie flick.

My latest foodie film recommendation came from an unlikely source. My friend Dilia Suriel is a living, breathing version of IMDb when it comes to recommending movies, especially those little sleepers that often slip by unnoticed. But this was a film about sushi and...
Tantalized long enough. Last night I ordered tantamen.

Tantalized long enough. Last night I ordered tantamen.

About a year ago, Chikatana added Chef Satoru Takeda as a partner. About a week later the restaurant had four different ramens on their menu. About four days after that I had a decision to make. Which one would I order? I love ramen. Don Day’s Wife loves ramen. We...
My must-have moussakas. In San Miguel.

My must-have moussakas. In San Miguel.

Long before the words “all” and “inclusive” were hyphenated, I journeyed from Toronto to an almost undiscovered little town called Rethymnon on the island of Crete. I was dreaming that someday the island might be my home. I was madly, deeply in love with Greek food...
Yes, my darling, it’s incredible, how this dish is unphogettable

Yes, my darling, it’s incredible, how this dish is unphogettable

I’d been back in San Miguel for two weeks and I was pining, a word that The Oxford Dictionary defines as “suffering a mental and physical decline, especially because of a broken heart”. Well maybe it wasn’t quite a broken heart. Because I know, from that Bee Gees...
I’m so sorry. But my favorite chile isn’t Mexican.

I’m so sorry. But my favorite chile isn’t Mexican.

I’m a home team guy as much as anyone. I root for the red, white and green as often as some homegrown Mexicanos. I still think Lorena Ochoa was a better golfer than Annika. Plus I’ve read enough scientific papers to be convinced that Mexico and, more specifically, an...

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