Thursday, May 30, 2013

La Guerrerense at the World Street Food Congress on Stick a Fork in it!

Chilli crab from a hawker stall in Singapore

Today in Tijuana Si!, I report on La Guerrerense's triumph in Singapore at the 1st annual World Street Food Congress. Meanwhile, we are eating our way through the amazing hawker stall scene here in Southeast Asia. More to come on that later, until then, follow my Singaporean mouthwatering exploits on Instagram.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Bags are Packed for the 1st World Street Food Congress(May 31-June 9, 2013) in Singapore with Sabina Badera in Tow--Go Team Mexico!

World Street Food Congress 2013, Singapore

When the first annual World Street Food Congress decided to recruit one of the best street food carts in the galaxy, they enlisted council member Bryant Ng of L.A.'s Spice Table to make it happen, so I got the call. The Singapore based Makansutra organization is going to be featuring Sabina Bandera and her daughter Mariana Oviedo at the congress, which is designed to promote the most inspired cuisine on the planet--street food. 

I'm being sponsored by the congress for bringing Ensenada's La Guerrerense to Singapore, where I will also participate in a live interview in front of a studio audience with Chef Bryant Ng.  

Sabina Bandera of La Guerrerense, Ensenada

Read more about the legendary La Guerrerense here.

World Street Food Congress council members, Anthony Bourdain(L), and James Oseland(Center)

The congress will function as a think tank of the leading street food industry leaders and champions of ambulatory dining like CNN's Anthony Bourdain, and Saveur Magazine's James Oseland. Street food is the most common experience shared by the largest group of people on the planet--the lower classes.

Some of the issues to be tackled at the WSFG will be how to educate more vendors about food safety practices, and how to encourage small businesses in the arena of street food entrepreneurship.  

If you can make it out to Singapore, you'll be able to catch me at the hawker stalls, and at La Guerrerense's booth where they will be introducing Singaporeans to Ensenada style street gourmet. See you in Singapore!

World Street Food Congress
May 31-June 9

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Catch me This Cinco de Mayo on Andrew Zimmern's New Show, The Border Check, Which Takes a Look at Crossborder Culture

Having a California Burrito with the homie

The pilot for Andrew Zimmern's new show, The Border Check, will air tomorrow night at 5P.M. on the Travel Channel. I wrangled a few locations for the show, namely Tacos Kokopelli (Tijuana), Cocina de Doña Esthela (Valle de Guadalupe), and Don Tommy's in San Diego.

Border Check, produced by Zero Point Zero Productions, will examine border cultures all over the world and their unique social-political, commercial, and cultural relationship. Besides our friends in Baja, O.C. Weekly editor and chingon-in-residence, Gustavo Arellano, will also be featured in this San Diego to Baja episode, which covers from San Diego to the Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico's wine country.

This is my third appearance on the Travel Channel with Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods Baja, Bizarre Foods San Diego, Border Check)

I will join Andrew at Don Tommy's to weigh in on the California Burrito--what a better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Tune in.


 Cocina de Dona Esthela, the best breakfast in the Valle de Guadalupe

The Border Check airs tomorrow, May 5, 2013 at 5pm on the Travel Channel