Tacos or Burritos?

"Taco Duo" Austin, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO2500
“Taco Duo” Austin, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I had tacos today for lunch since the taco trailer was outside the office. In the photo, you can see one taco al pastor on corn tortillas, and a sirloin steak taco with flour tortilla. Both with raw onion and cilantro, plus jalapeño and habañero salsa. It was muy delicioso!

Sometimes when I make a big batch of carnitas, I’ll take a poll from the family on whether they would prefer burritos or tacos for dinner. The vote usually swings 3-1 in burrito’s favor, which makes it a tiny bit more complicated because I have to find extra-large tortillas and that can sometimes be a challenge. It’s easy to find taco-sized tortillas, and 12-inch as well, but we want the larger (at least 16″) size which the supermarket might not stock.

Speaking of burritos, we love to visit Freebirds for our quick burrito fix. I usually will get a “monster” size for $9.60 which I can share with my wife, or save half for another meal. There’s one lady who works at our local Freebirds who really makes awesome burritos. She adds plenty of meat, a good amount of any other ingredients you ask for, and has great skill at mashing it all together nicely without the tortilla tearing. She treats us well! Actually, watching them compress all the burrito fillings while wrapping it in the tortilla is fascinating and something we try to emulate at home. Fun with food!

At any rate, I prefer burritos over tacos, but that’s such a tiny difference. It’s like I give a burrito 5 stars, and tacos 4.8.

I hope you had a delicious day!


Tonkatsu and Sashimi Dinner

"Katsu and Sashimi" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO4000
“Katsu and Sashimi” Cedar Park, 2019

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A friend of ours brought back fresh hamachi (yellowtail) from Hawaii and my wife, along with several other lucky people, received some nice cuts. She prepared some sashimi for us, and also cooked some of the fish in a wonderful miso soup. It was delicious!

But that’s not all, because she also prepared tonkatsu (breaded and fried pork cutlet), served with cabbage and tonkatsu sauce. We also like to have it with karashi (hot mustard). It was pretty nice to have both karashi and wasabi (for the sashimi) out on the table. What a yummy meal!

"Katsu" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO3200
“Katsu” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a nice Sunday!


Salmon and a Sketch

"Salmon Dinner" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/20 sec, ISO800
“Salmon Dinner” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

It seems I have a recurring theme going on my blog: a food photo and a sketch photo. 😀

I think the salmon dinner photo is self-explanatory. Yummy of course, and healthy too. Or maybe all that butter it was cooked in isn’t the healthiest, but it was sure tasty!

And tonight’s sketch is something new in that I tried a little bit of shading. It was fun, and I think I’ll do some more. Maybe less line-work and more shading? And I need to figure out hair. 😜

"2017.10.04 Sketch" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/60 sec, ISO640
“2017.10.04 Sketch” Cedar Park, 2017

To see all the sketches I’ve been working on, you can check out the Flickr album “My Sketching Journey”, or my Instagram account barron.sketches which I created just for posting sketches, watercolors, and stationery items.

I hope you had a great day!