Wednesday, 07 April 2021 12:41

You Have To Thai This New Place

Thai restaurant1We found  a small and informal but delicious Thai restaurant in Playa del Inglés and we think everyone should try it.

Sawadee in San Agustín, and soon also in Meloneras where the outdoor cinema used to be, is a great Thai restaurant but it is also quite big and even over the top. It's almost like eating in a Thailand theme park. Fun definitely, but not really what we associate with authentic Thai food. 

The best we've eaten has always been at a roadside restaurant, often cooked on a tin sheet, or in a family-run restaurant by the beach. Ok, so they have a few flashing lights and maybe even an electric flamingo; but not a whole flock!

Thai restaurant2So while we approve of the Sawadees, we were really excited to find that the Thai Bangkok Street Food restaurant does really good, authentic Thai food. 

This little place, at the back of Playa del Inglés at the bottom of Apartamentos Los Molinos (no longer rough and ready), is basically a standard Spanish cafe with outdoor tables. There's no airs and graces at all. 

However, the food is clearly made by a Thai cook who knows her stuff and is spot on. We had the Pad Thai and Green curry and both were tasty and spicy with the right balance of Thai flavours. 

Thai restaurant3If you can do Pad Thai right, you can pretty much do the rest so we are more than happy to recommend this place to everyone. 

We'll be going back soon to get the whole story about how the Thai Bangkok Street Food and to try the rest of the menu. 

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Bululu 3Bululú, quite appropriately on the corner of Calle Veneuela and Olof Palme in Las Palmas, is a South American restaurant that looks towards the Caribbean and beyond for its inspiration. 

Its food is a fascinating fusion of South American and Latin Caribbean ingredients and dishes with a healthy hint of Lebanese influence mixed in. 

If that sounds like too much geography for one restaurant, don't worry: Bululú pulls it off. This is a restaurant that really understands food and specifically what makes Latin American food so delicious.

Bululu 2It plates up an elevated mix of sweet, hot, rich and crispy in every dish. Pabellon criollo with crispy arepas and bananas fried to the point of caramelisation. A fatoush salad that is generous and moreish, hummus with marrow and curry, served with excellent falafels. For dessert, a  rich quesillo with just the right amount of dulce de leche. 

The quality food comes with service to match. Friendly, efficient, always smiling, happy to advise. In fact, Bululú pretty much has this whole restaurant game nailed down. 

Bululu 1Great value and just the perfect spot for lunch in Guanarteme if you are bored of the tyranny of always having to sit on the beachfront. 

Book for a weekend table or arrive early for weekday lunchtime as Bululú has a loyal local crowd.

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On Tripadvisor

Tel: 828 66 10 79

 

PSX 20210322 124740

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Wednesday, 03 March 2021 12:04

Blossom Art & Food Review

Blossom Art and FoodWe stopped at Blossom Art & Food for lunch just because it looked so pretty and most of the other stands at the food strip on the top floor of The Market wetren't open. The serfvice was frioendly and efficient and the food did look like a piece of art. Unfortunately, it tasted like one too.  

It feels mean to give a restaurant a bad review during these times when just being open is an achievement. However, the freedom to be honest is one of the main reasons we decided to go down the route of member-only content.

Blossom Art & Food has a great location at the tip of The Market shoppping centre. All tables are outdoors and shaded by yellow canopies and umbrellas. It feels bright and airy and there is a good breeze. 

The menu is international and the Thai dishes caught our eye straight away so we ordered the Thai salad followed by the Pad Thai. The salad looked great with a generous helping of prawns and bits of mango. The salad was a bit old and we had to fish out a couople of brown bits. And they seemed to have forgotten the dressing because it was dry. The prawns were fine although the batter could have been crispy rather than soft. 

Blossom Art and Food1The Pad Thai was of a smiliar quality with mushy spaghetti instead iof noodles and the sweet/ sour balance all wrong. It tasted like it was made by siomeone who had never eaten a real one. 

Maybe we asked too much by ordering two Thai dishes at a restaurant that isn't a specialist but if they are on the menu, they should be good quality.

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We'd go back for a sunset drink just just for the location but I don't think we'd eat here again. 

 

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Friday, 04 December 2020 16:43

Best Pizzeria Of The Whole Island (Says Lex)

Now, I'm vegetarian. So I do like that Italian restaurants exist. As it happens, I do like good pizzas too, and if friends ever go to a good, new pizza place, chances are they will tell me about it. And I've been to the really good pizza places all over Gran Canaria. It is a real coincidence, that the very best pizza place of the whole island happens to be righ in my village: Agaete.

If you get to Puerto de las Nieves (the harbour of Agaete) you'll find lots of restaurants at the sea front. Most do excellent fish if you're into eating dead animals. ;) Look for Pizzeria Dibe, try a pizza there and tell me if you think I'm wrong. I personally prefer the "Celso" pizza, but that is only an option if you like blue cheese and kapers. Any pizza there is really good. The bread bit of the pizza is just amazing!

Anyway, have fun and bon appetit!

Lex

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Taste Mesón, Gran Canaria's top tasting restaurant has now opened in Playa del Inglés bringing its unique brand of quality food and paired wines to the heart of Gran Canaria's biggest resort.

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This is how curry is meant to be eaten: In the heat by the sea, with cold beer on the table and the cricket in the background. Happy Valley by Amadores beach is excellent.

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Thursday, 02 April 2015 19:13

Airport beach: Ojos de Garza

Every tourist coming to Gran Canaria comes within metres of Ojos de Garza beach, but nobody ever visits.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:57

Gran Canaria Fish & Seafood Glossary

The best Canarian seafood often comes in restaurants with Spanish menus so here's a handy guide to the most common types of fish, seafood and dishes in Gran Canaria. 

You find them in caves, hanging out over the sea and clustered together in shopping centres but most Gran Canaria restaurants belong to one of these eight kinds.

It's easy to find great spots to eat nowadays. You just go to Tripadvisor, pick one close to the top of the list and fine dining and satisfaction are guaranteed. Or not ...

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