The west coast is a beautiful place with so much to offer. One of my favorite things to the west coast is go out to eat in the Orange County area – in particular, many an Anaheim Restaurant is known for having a diverse and delicious blend of cuisines. You can get anything from delicious Chinese food, to fresh local seafood and even southwestern Tex-Mex like quesadillas and burritos. I personally love to eat all of these things so as you can imagine, it is very difficult to decide on a good place to eat in Anaheim. In this series of articles I will go through some of my favorite types of food in Anaheim and go on to explain why I like them and why you should, too.
Today, I have my mind set on burritos so I will write this first article about southwestern Tex-Mex. Because of its proximity to Mexico, some of the classic Latin flavors associated with Mexican fare were bound to find their way into American culture. This is where the burrito was born. For those who do not know what a burrito is, I will describe it to you. A burrito is a combination of rice, beans and some kind of meat wrapped in a soft (generally flour) tortilla. In addition to these base ingredients, a good Anaheim Restaurant will often include lettuce, salsa, cheese, peppers and onions. A few other common ingredients are guacamole, and sour cream. If you have not tired one yet, I highly recommend that you do as soon as possible. Once you have figured out your favorite place to get burritos and your favorite ingredients, you will come face to face with the problem that so many burrito lovers have encountered. With so many ingredients wrapped in a tortilla, they tend to get compartmentalized within the flour filling. What I mean is that you might take a bite and get a mouthful of lettuce while another bite is purely guacamole. Some people actually like this, but most do not.
If you are searching for an Anaheim Restaurant that will mix up the ingredients in your burrito before wrapping, you may be searching for a while as they are hard to come by. Furthermore, when you ask them to mix it up, most places will get annoyed and half-heartedly poke at your burrito with a spatula. As you can imagine, the effect is minimal. One option for remedying this issue is to un-wrap the burrito, vigorously mix the insides with two forks, and then rewrap it. This method is reserved for those with prior burrito wrapping experience because if it is improperly executed, the resulting mess can be almost inedible and this is a travesty. For those burrito beginners, I would recommend eating the top of the burrito and then using a knife to gently mix the ingredients around in order to provide a uniform distribution of foods in your burrito. Stay tuned for my next article when I discuss more tips for eating burritos and other kinds of foods I like.