Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! It has been a while since I have written a blog post for you guys, telling you where next to spend your money, but don’t worry! I have been saving up places that I feel would be good spots to let your taste-buds run loose. But in this post, I will be talking about the great food I had tasted whilst on holiday in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria.
During the first week of September, me and my friend of ten years went on our first holiday together to Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands. It is a gorgeous, modern island covered with palm trees and full of buildings impressively built on top of rocky mountains. Scenery was the first thing to catch my eye in the area only because it was so breathtaking.
Views from our apartment!
Our holiday was a fun, relaxed holiday as we tried to fit in as many activities that we could possibly fit in. In our full days, we visited Aqualand, a water park in Las Palmas. The next day we spent in Mogán, which was the other side of Gran Canaria, which took a 40-45 minute boat ride. Mogán is famously called ‘little Venice’, with its beautiful houses, quiet atmosphere and scenery and designer outlets. As well as the smooth boat ride, we made friends with the drivers, who allowed us to drive the boat. What an experience that was! We also visited two beaches, one in Mogán and also one in Puerto Rico. Our final day consisted of a camel ride and show, that was really something I felt I needed to experience to know I won’t do again.
But lets get to the important stuff – the food!
During the holiday, we found ourselves snacking quite a lot. The convenience of having a massive supermarket just a couple feet away from us did not make our snacking obsession any easier to control. Since most mornings we were on the move, it mainly consisted of a chocolate filled croissant, or mini donuts glazed with icing and chocolate or even come principles and Oreo filled pastries. The one time we did have time for breakfast, it was indeed pleasant. Runny egg and sausage bap with fresh orange juice? You can’t go wrong.
Through our love of snacks also came our love for ice cream! Every corner has an ice cream truck or shop that will have you pondering on what combos to get!
Can never go wrong with good old vanilla, but pistachio for the win!
Without any form of denial, I always looked forward to dinner the most! And who could blame me with all of the restaurants that were just at our doorstep?
Drinks were such a good amount that it did not even cross your mind to order another one. In large beer like jugs, they keep you going and hydrated. Alcoholic drinks were worth the money. The drinks were well balanced – with shots! Forget a chaser! And who would love a restaurant that gave you free shots after ever meal? Some restaurants didn’t just give us shots, they gave us bottles to keep pouring as many shots as we would desire! Talk about good customer service!
All our dinners were eaten in Puerto Rico. My favourite meal had to be chicken and bacon tagliatelle. It was rich, creamy and was packed full of flavour. The portion size was immense and I could not have been more satisfied with what was presented in front of me at that time. That warm feeling you get when you love a dish, was exactly the feeling I got with my first mouthful to the last.
Other dishes that warmed my heart was a pepperoni pizza that I had quite early on in my stay. It was delicious! Light, crispy base with a rich tomato sauce and juicy pepperoni, sprinkled off with some fresh herbs. To die for! Mouthwatering and again, the portion size was huge. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Another favourite was lasagna that we had on our second night. It was scrumptious. I have never eaten lasagna that had so much flavour and such good taste. Every mouthful was one to savour. It was hot, fresh and so yummy and greatly seasoned. The garlic bread that we ordered to accompany the dish was also fresh and packed with garlic and fresh herbs. A winner!
On our camel trip, we were treated to a BBQ, and the BBQ was an amazing end to such an experience. The foot was laid out and fresh. We had pork and chicken combo with potatoes, homemade coleslaw, with fresh onions and peppers, with homemade bread with a special home made sauce. The table came with orangeade, water and sangria and bananas. The meat was seasoned beautifully and everything went well together as a dish.
If you are thinking of going on holiday, Gran Canaria is a beautiful, exciting place to visit. Packed with amazing places to do and also amazing places to eat! I loved the food here and it made my holiday just that much better.