Looking for that amazing dish... but they didn't have the ingredients :(
Puerto Cayo Travel Blog› entry 14 of 24 › view all entries
September 13th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
We went first to the beach, but decided to take a look around the square. Noone was there... No children laughing and playing... maybe everyone was at home, just being lazy... took a couple of pics and we drove back to the beach. At least the kiosks there were open.
After taking a short walk we decided to go to one of the kiosks and drink something.
We got our beers and the patacones came different as usual. They served also some pieces of cheese. The typical Ecuadorian cheese is very salty. Shawn doesn't like it very much, but I do, hahaha. I'm a salt-addict, hahaha. Nevertheless, he ate it, food is food ;) We were just chilling out and watching people. Well, we saw a couple of travelers. They were driving a jeep. I assumed their whole house was in that jeep, pfff. Some families started to arrive. It was getting lunch time. Ok, let's go to that restaurant we were dreaming about, hahaha.
This time we didn't have to look for the restaurant, we knew where it was located and didn't need to get directions, hehehe. When we arrived we saw that it was crowded. The 5 tables were already taken... no problem, we'd wait. We weren't hungry, plus the food is so worth it here...
I don't know if Shawn was joking or not, but he said: "I'm not sure if they would be able to serve that dish..." What?!? I'd find out that ASAP.
As if I were in my house, I went to the kitchen, hahaha. There I saw the chef. I was about asking him if he recognized me, but the clearly did it. Well, how many people come from other country and talk about food, hehe. I told him we were back in town and came straight to his restaurant looking for that sweet & sour dish. Then I heard it: "So sorry, but I can't cook it today.
Oh well, we were already there and a good chef is always a good chef, so we'd try something different. But we made a deal, next time I'm in town, I should bring with me a can of pineapple and he'd cook this dish for me. Ok, we had a deal. I told Shawn what I just found out and he said: "I knew it! I had this feeling..." So, why didn't you say anything in Manta? We could have bought pineapple there... well, I have to remember to pack a pineapple can next time I visit Puerto Cayo.
There was a big family having lunch, but some of the members were already ready, so a table was free.
I got a mix cebiche, shrimps again, hehe and Shawn got garlic shrimp. Both dishes were very good, big shrimps, large portions and low prices, hehehe, what else can you ask for?
Lesson of the day: travel with a pineapple can whenever I'm going to Puerto Cayo ;)
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