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Friday, October 1, 2010

Oyamel ~ Tapas & Obsessions

Oyamel

can we talk appetizer-sized portions of food? i'm obsessed with them. i like choices (tho when handing them out, i'm rather stingy... give a person too many choices & they're too indecisive), so when given the chance to sample a lot of food in one sitting, it's usually a win situation.

Oyamel is a José Andrés joint, serving mexican fare spanish tapas style. my girlfriends and i definitely sampled more than i've pictured & it's been some time ago, i can't recall all the dishes. just know that it was lovely, they had the best fresh guacamole & gave Jaleo a run for its money.

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401 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
t. 202.628.1005

onwards to other obsessions --

Zumba - my zumba freestyle is quite legendary, nevermind i've only done it 4 times
bikram yoga - not really a fixation but it's something i've been doing a lot of lately {read: sweating.my.face.off.}
harry potter {again STILL} - i'm re-re-re-re-reading HP7 (nevermind that i re-finished it last weekend), to follow along with Mark Reads HP {no judging} {seriously, YOU DON'T KNOW ME!}
lastly, this song. which i can't write out loud because i am slightly very extremely embarrassed to admit it.

and an obsession i'm loosening my hold on -- snapping pictures of every.single.meal for the sole purpose of blogging about it. this blog is not my Life, it's a part of my Life. i just have to remember that so i can enjoy my food while it's still warm. besides, the early darkness of fall & winter puts a damper on the whole light thing...

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE the guac at Oyamel too! My cuz who lives in D.C. got the recipe from a bartender at Cafe Atlantic. Ready?

    1 serrano chile, minced
    1/4 cup red onion, diced
    1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
    2 avocados, halved & pitted
    1 roma tomato, seeded and diced
    Queso fresco

    Place chile, onion, and cilantro into large bowl & mix together. Scoop avocados into bowl and mash to combine with onion, cilantro, and chile. Add salt to taste if needed. Stir in tomato (be careful not to mash as it will make the guacamole watery). Top with queso fresco Serve with warm flour tortillas or corn chips.

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  2. I've never jump on the tappas bandwagon. Me, I like actual meal sized meals. Please and thank you.

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  3. zumba is on my list of obsessions too... I look far from cool doing it!

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  4. oh! I am heading to dc tonight, but only for about 48 hours! Next time I am there for longer, I am going to get a list of yummy places to try!

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  5. your blog has an interesting name.

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  6. @cathy, thank you! love love love that guac!

    @wendi, it reminds me of sundays growing up, chowing down at noisy dim sum restaurants. the sharing/hogging of food.

    @claire, i thoroughly enjoy making a fool of myself during zumba, it amuses me and the fact that it's considered a workout, even better! hope you had a great time in DC this weekend.

    @masterofboots, thank you.

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  7. @cathy, thank you! love love love that guac!

    @wendi, it reminds me of sundays growing up, chowing down at noisy dim sum restaurants. the sharing/hogging of food.

    @claire, i thoroughly enjoy making a fool of myself during zumba, it amuses me and the fact that it's considered a workout, even better! hope you had a great time in DC this weekend.

    @masterofboots, thank you.

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