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Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby chi chi » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:55 pm

How many times do you eat out and how many times a week do you eat in a restaurant and if you cook at home, what kind of food do you prepare. Peruvian food or food from your homecountry.

I eat once a week in a restaurant and 6 days a week, I cook at home.

Cooking at home is much cheaper than eating in restaurants.

When cooking at home, I prepare all kind of food.
I can be fish with bearnaise sauce, spaghetti bolognesa, rocoto rellena, different types of soups, Irish stew,
Beef and Guinness pie (prepared with Pilsen Polar :shock: ), Goulash soup,...


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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby caliguy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:07 pm

chi chi wrote:How many times do you eat out and how many times a week do you eat in a restaurant and if you cook at home, what kind of food do you prepare. Peruvian food or food from your homecountry.

I eat once a week in a restaurant and 6 days a week, I cook at home.

Cooking at home is much cheaper than eating in restaurants.

When cooking at home, I prepare all kind of food.
I can be fish with bearnaise sauce, spaghetti bolognesa, rocoto rellena, different types of soups, Irish stew,
Beef and Guinness pie (prepared with Pilsen Polar :shock: ), Goulash soup,...

although my wife and i are not Italian, we do like to make all sorts of Italian dishes as well as French dishes at home. I really love the Peruvian soups here, which have gotten little recognition. we eat menu for lunch every day, but breakfast and dinner will be had at home usually. i agree that preparing food at home, although time consuming, and sometimes not cheaper, is much better than going to a restaurant.
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby Guiri » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:32 pm

chi chi wrote:Cooking at home is much cheaper than eating in restaurants.
We go out for dinner only on special occasion or when we get invited
Actually I think the restaurants here are to expensive for what they offer

.. most of the times the food at home isn`t only cheaper(I don`t mind about it so much) its actually waaaay better...I won`t toot my horn too much but I am a pretty good chef :D :oops:
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby TShadow » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:36 pm

I used to go out eating, but soon got tired of the food they offered in restaurants.

I cook at home, some German dishes and cakes which I have to hide, otherwise there is someone who is eating them without leaving so much for me.

I prefer most all kind of Italian dishes including different kind of Pizzas going well with red wine. Very often I have to pretend to be bored otherwise my girl friend is inviting people. So I do mostly cook when I'm alone :twisted:

Missing affordable good wine and real Italian parmesano. Luxury here in Peru.
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby gringito » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:40 pm

About 1:6 (restaurant : cooking at home)
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby crazytacoperu.com » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:52 pm

I go to the market every morning after my daily run and by fresh produce for the day. We cook Peruvian, Mexican and Italian. On weekends we go out to eat Sushi or Hindu, sometimes Thai. Or we go camping in Cieneguilla and buy at the market there , it is about 20% cheaper than Lima.
..A Peruvian once asked me:what's the difference between special and abnormal?.....well my answer was : Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus..
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby Lloyd007 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:23 pm

crazytacoperu.com wrote:Or we go camping in Cieneguilla and buy at the market there , it is about 20% cheaper than Lima.


Where do you go camping in Cieneguilla and what is there to do? Is it good for teens?
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby crazytacoperu.com » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:34 pm

Lloyd007 wrote:
crazytacoperu.com wrote:Or we go camping in Cieneguilla and buy at the market there , it is about 20% cheaper than Lima.


Where do you go camping in Cieneguilla and what is there to do? Is it good for teens?


Yes, its great for the whole family.

There is place called Las Palmeras, phone: 479-8863
Here is the address from their receipt:
Maz 80 Lt. 18 A.H.
Huacan Alto,Cieneguilla

Taxi charges about 60 soles to get there from Miraflores. Its past Mesa Piedra about 8 minutes further.
Most taxis know Mesa Piedra. You can get there on a bus on Javier Prado for 3 soles. Its a long ride to the end of the Cieneguilla bus line.

This place rocks, it has:
1. swimming pool
2. each camping area has a grill , table, and canopy cover (made of bamboo or something similar)
3. vollyeball
4. soccer
5. a river close, you can jump in
6. they let u build a fireplace (u gotta buy wood or scrounge for it)
7. a bodega about 6 minutes walking up back to town to buy meats/fruits/veggies/charcoal/wood/ice/beer
8. tons of camping
9. a restaurant typical campestre food (pachamanca, ceviche, salads, etc)
10. guest rooms (limited availability for about 60 soles a night matrimonial)
11. electric light at night by the campsight. We use it to setup, then we unscrew the bulb after the fire starts.
12. camping is 15 soles per person
13. pool is 8 soles per kid , I think 10 for an adult
14. IT IS always sunny there, even in winter.
15. ping pong
16. sappo
17. a crummy outdoor shower for he pool ,but it works

CRITICAL ITEMS:
1. Bring your own MOSQUITO REPELLENT
2. Bring your own marshmellows (have not seen them for sale there)
3. Bring a ball (they always lose their balls...!)
4. Bring your own TP and soap

Its a little tricky to get to, hit me up on a private message for details on getting there and some pics of the place.
..A Peruvian once asked me:what's the difference between special and abnormal?.....well my answer was : Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus..
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby Hitoruna » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:28 pm

Wow, where do you eat thai in Lima? I am wanting to take my parents there ....
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby caliguy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:31 pm

crazytacoperu.com wrote: CRITICAL ITEMS:
1. Bring your own MOSQUITO REPELLENT

be forewarned about the sceeters!
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby Lloyd007 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:59 am

What are sceeters?
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby caliguy » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:02 am

Lloyd007 wrote:What are sceeters?

small mosquitos with a big bite!
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby crazytacoperu.com » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:59 pm

caliguy wrote:
Lloyd007 wrote:What are sceeters?

small mosquitos with a big bite!


Sure your not talking about the Bricheras in Miraflores?
..A Peruvian once asked me:what's the difference between special and abnormal?.....well my answer was : Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus..
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby woodchuck » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:47 am

Great comment!!! :roll:
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Re: Eating in restaurants, cooking at home

Postby asgp » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:35 pm

Did anyone said polilla?

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