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The views expressed in this blog are based entirely on personal tastes and preferences. Please do not take them as professional interpretations.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

El Toro
#02-00, Winsland Conservation House
6887 4787

One of the perks of getting assigned to a job in town is the lack of good dining options. To me, lunch time is the best time to frequent a restaurant since there's usually a good value set lunch to draw in the office crowd. Set in the beautiful Winsland House, El Toro offers decent enough mexican food at a reasonable price.

Any order from the lunch menu comes with unlimited flow of the soup of the day and helpings from the salad bar. The tomato soup with black beans and sausages was quite nice with its tangy taste. Light and not too watery, this was a good start to lunch.
The salad bar was uninspiring, to say the least. There were the usual lettuces, tomatoes, olives etc. I didn't try the chicken potato salad which the waiter kindly tossed up for us while it was self service for the rest of the diners.

The Caribbean Catch of the Day ($12++) arrived simply yet beautifully plated. The riot of colours from the grilled lime, bed of seasonal vegetables to the freshly grilled fish and red hot sauce set my mouth watering right away. The tortilla was completely left untouched as I tucked into the delicious fish which was soft and juicy.

I had really fantastic Mexican food while staying at a friend's house in New Zealand. One thing I like is that the food is always bursting with flavours, be it spiciness, sweetness or tartness. Somehow, everything comes together in harmony and of course, the colours of the cuisine are a sight to behold. Though El Toro can't even stand to compare with the Mexican food I had in NZ (let me know if you want the name of the restaurant!), this was still an enjoyable meal with nice food, ambience and service.

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WELCOME!

In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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