It's Spring Break time! The Hubz and I decided to take the kids to Miami for a few days to enjoy the good weather and delicious food. I love visiting Miami because I have many happy memories with the Hubz there. It's where he grew up and also where we got married.
Because Miami has a large Cuban population, it's a great place to find delicious Cuban cuisine. Hubz and I always look forward to getting an authentic Cuban meal whenever we visit. We crave dishes like vaca frita (fried beef) and masas de puerco (fried pork chunks). Also, pastelitos like guayaba y queso (guava and cheese pastries) and empanadas. I can go on and on about all the Cuban dishes we love to eat.
One of the first restaurants we visited on this trip was "El Palacio de los Jugos" (the Juice Palace) in Hialeah. They serve authentic Cuban dishes and sandwiches but they're especially known for their fresh fruit juices.
Almost everyone in Miami speaks Spanish, so it's very helpful to know the language. The minute I walked into the restaurant, I was immediately intimidated by the fact that not a single person spoke English and the entire menu was in Spanish.
Fortunately, the Hubz' has no problem ordering food for me in Spanish. (I really need to practice my Spanish!) We ordered their famous chicharrones (fried pork belly), jugo de naranja (orange juice), jugo de guayaba (guava juice), and various Cuban sandwiches.
Rockstar is learning Spanish from Jamma Jango so this was the perfect time for her to practice. One of the episodes in Jamma Jango covers the topic of fruit, so I took this opportunity to start pointing at all the fruit in the restaurant and asking her how to say them in Spanish.
Me: "How do you say orange in Spanish?"
Me: "Awesome! Excelente!"
I can't wait until Rockstar can order food for me in Spanish. Pretty soon, her Spanish will far surpass mine!