Tag: chocolate

  • Lunch at Café de Tacuba

    Lunch at Café de Tacuba

    Café de Tacuba, a renowned and historic restaurant in Mexico City, was established in 1912. The café is housed in a building that dates back to the colonial era, reflecting the architectural style of that period. Over the years, Café de Tacuba has become famous for its traditional Mexican cuisine and its charming interior, which…

  • Rellenos Churros with Chocolate

    Rellenos Churros with Chocolate

    We went to Churreria General de la Republica for churros. The relleno churro, while really well-made, was overwhelmingly sweet for our tastes. The rich chocolate filling, combined with the sugary dough of the churro, created a dessert that might be way too sweet. They also offered a variety of ice creams and different syrups, each…

  • Quick stop at Churrería El Moro

    Quick stop at Churrería El Moro

    Churrería El Moro is one of the most iconic spots in Mexico City known for conjuring up the most delectable churros. The aroma of freshly fried dough dusted with sugar and cinnamon is a prelude to the delight that awaits. The beautiful dark blue and white tiles adorning the walls told stories of a past…

  • Warm Visit to La Atolería

    Warm Visit to La Atolería

    We discovered La Atolería, a cozy spot dedicated to one of Mexico’s traditional beverages: atole. What first captured our attention is the interior of the store. Atole is a warm, often sweetened drink, made from masa (corn dough), and comes in various flavors. La Atolería’s hot chocolate was exceptional – rich, velvety, and infused with…

  • Cocktails and cake at Criollo

    Cocktails and cake at Criollo

    Our culinary tour in Oaxaca culminated with a visit to Criollo, a restaurant that stands as a testament to Chef Enrique Olvera’s culinary prowess. As we stepped in, we were greeted by the bustling kitchen, the heartbeat of Criollo. Here, chefs are the focus, and their passion for cooking is palpable in every dish they…

  • Choco-Story Near Uxmal

    Choco-Story Near Uxmal

    My recent visit to Choco-Story, located near the ancient ruins of Uxmal, is an underwhelming experience. There’s a cool hacinda: The activities lacked the depth and engagement I hoped for, especially given the rich history of chocolate in this region. There’s a cocoa ritual, featuring sounds mimicking crickets. I’m not really sure what is happening…

  • Day 3: From Rainy Mornings to Cultural Evenings

    Day 3: From Rainy Mornings to Cultural Evenings

    I ended up not using my suggested itinerary (thanks Gen AI) and instead tried to work some of the segments in. Late Morning: Rainy Start and the British Museum The day started on a lazy note with a late morning, accompanied by the London rain. My first stop was the British Museum, a treasure trove…

  • Knoops: The Trendy Chocolate Cafe

    Knoops: The Trendy Chocolate Cafe

    From classic hot chocolates to innovative cold concoctions, there’s something magical about how they blend their chocolates, which range from a delicate 28% white to a deeply intense 100% cocoa. During my visit, I indulged in one of their signature hot chocolates. Next time I go there I’ll try adding some spice to the drink.…

  • Tony’s chocolonely

    Tony’s chocolonely

    Tony’s Chocolonely hails from the Netherlands and has a compelling story. It was founded with a clear, ambitious goal: to make chocolate 100% slave-free. The brand’s heritage is deeply rooted in fighting against slavery and child labor in chocolate production, particularly in West Africa, where the majority of the world’s cacao is sourced. This bar…

  • Chocolate moon cakes

    Costco’s foray into chocolate moon cakes is a creative twist, but traditionalists beware: it strays from the classic mooncake essence. An interesting try, but perhaps not a true mooncake experience. This, Costco, is not mooncake. Good try.