Thursday, July 11, 2019

Traditional Mexican Tostadas Recipe

If you grew up in Mexico, you will definitely appreciate the traditional and authentic dishes from your childhood. And you will always be looking for Mexican restaurants whenever you travel in order to enjoy the delicacies. But there is nothing better than bringing recipes of the popular food from home to wherever you go.

Traditional tostada is a delicacy made of dried beans, lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes and beef. These ingredients will then be spread on a fried tortilla because tostada means toasted. Today, there is a variation that includes the use of chicken. Most Mexicans mash their beans and use ground beef for the best results. But restaurants, especially those in other parts of the world, may modify their tostadas.

Making the Tortillas

Typically, tortillas are used for many things, and they are usually readily available in a Mexican home. Those that are not especially fresh were the ones traditionally utilized for tostadas. However, people now make fresh ones from corn flour for the best tostadas. All you need to do is to fry them in a pan at medium heat until they are golden brown.

Preparing the Beans

This is the main ingredient that makes tostadas very distinct. When making them, ensure that pinto beans are used for the best results. Other ingredients include olive oil, finely chopped onions, coriander leaves and black pepper. Of course, the beans will have been boiled until they are tender, and all you are doing now is to fry and mash them so that they can be spread easily. According to the head chef at Vamos restaurant, making the best beans is very crucial for delicious tostadas.

Ground Beef

Although chicken is also used as mentioned earlier, let us stick to ground beef because it is the most common choice for traditional Mexican tostadas. You should fry the ground beef in the same way as the beans until it is cooked well. Ensure that it has a thick sauce that makes it easy to spread.

The Salad

Also known as ''salsa cruda,'' this salad is mainly made of shredded lettuce and slices of tomatoes. Sometimes, onions are added for those who would like to add this taste to their dish. Next, there is nothing much to do but wait to add the ingredients on top of the tostada just before topping it off with cheese and Mexican crema sauce.

Combining the Ingredients

The final step involves combining the parts of the dish together just before serving. And now that everything is ready including the tortillas, the process is pretty simple.
·             Spread the fried beans on the tortillas.
·             Spread a layer of ground beef.
·             Sprinkle the shredded lettuce, tomatoes and onions.
·             Add grated cheese on top and some Mexican crema.
·             Serve the tostadas.

Conclusion

Following this simple recipe will give you traditional and authentic tostadas that remind everyone of the delicious food back home. See, there is nothing difficult about it when you use the right ingredients and method for making them. Your dinner guests will be thrilled with your mouth-watering creation.


Friday, March 29, 2019

Gyeran Mari With Kimchi


Yesterday dinner was light and easy for me. I made Korean egg roll known as Gyeran Mari with my homemade Kimchi to go with Teochew porridge.  I had tummy upset the past few days and having porridge with Gyeran Mari is real comfort food. It is easy to prepare and tasted so good with the hot teochew porridge.

I used the same recipe as the Gyeran Mari which I made some months back and here is the link to the recipe. Instead of adding toasted seaweed to the egg roll , I added kimchi.

Click here for the recipe link 


5 Best Racing Suits for Summer Riding


Summer racing season is just around the corner, and now’s the time to start shopping for motorcycle protective gear. Whether you’re looking for maximum flexibility, superior protection or both, here are five of the best racing suits for the upcoming summer riding season.

1.       Alpinestars Motegi 1-Piece Race Suit

This suit is made with full grain bovine leather with multi-stitched panels for tear resistance. Additional features include:

·         Perforated leather torso and arm panels
·         Snap connection system for integration with Alpinestars Nucleon Back Protector
·         Removable mesh liner
·         Zippered expansion gusset in calf panels
·         Reinforced, extended stretch panels

2.       Alpinestars Stella Missile Suit

The new Alpinestars Stella Missile Suit combines a stand-out design with superior comfort and durability. Here are a few additional features of this motorcycle apparel:

·         Genuine bovine leather
·         LED airbag display on sleeve
·         Calf expansion gusset
·         Ergonomic back hump
·         Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS)
·         Tech-Air® compatible
·         Pre-curved leg and sleeve construction

3.       Rev’it! Spitfire One Piece Suit

The Rev’it! Spitfire One Piece Suit is incredibly comfortable and has a distinctive appearance. Additional benefits include:

·         Dual-comp protector
·         Partly perforated outer shell
·         CE-rated armor
·         Multiple stretch panels for maximum comfort and movement
·         Removable mesh liner to keep you cool in the summer heat

4.       Rev’it! Nova One Piece Riding Suit

In addition to its intimidating appearance, the Rev’it! Nova One Piece Riding Suit also offers the following benefits:

·         Dual-comp protector
·         Monaco Performance cowhide
·         Comfort cuffs
·         3D air mesh
·         Safety seams and hip protector inserts

5.       Alpinestars Stella Kira Leather Suit

The Alpinestars Stella Kira Leather Suit features an aggressive design that’s optimized for a comfortable female fit. Additional features include:

·         Pre-curved leg and arm construction
·         Reinforced, multi-layer knees with grippy texture
·         Stretch fabric panels
·         Integrated padding
·         Zippered ventilations

Summer riding can be hot and uncomfortable, but any of these suits will give you maximum ventilation, flexibility, safety and control on the track.



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