Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hole-in-the-wall Restaurants

By Graham

We were walking down Rocafuerte looking for a restaurant. We came across a run-down place and walked in. It was poorly lit, small, and a TV was blaring. The paint on the walls was peeling. Beer advertisements were tacked to the walls. Along one wall pots were bubbling with soup. There were about five tables covered with oil cloths, and the seats were small and metal. But the restaurant smelled very good.

We sat down and ordered three lunches and a bowl of soup for Katharine. Here, you just order a lunch and they bring you what's cooking. Usually, they start you off with a bowl of soup, made of chicken, broth, noodles, and potatoes. You also get a glass of juice. That is enough for Katharine, but Mom, Dad, and I eat the next course, too. Normally, it is chicken, rice, lettuce, and mote. Mote is hominy.

The chicken is very good. I have had some of the best chicken here. It is cooked perfectly and they add the right amount of salt. Some of my favorite lunches have been in Ecuador.

1 comment:

Paul Orlando said...

Sounds like a good place for lunch, Graham. Nice post.