Wow ... pretty boring stuff on the blog of late.
It's official ... I've been sucking it big time! LOL
Actually, I've had some very cool, really deep, very revealing in an openly honest, soul-searing kind of way posts ... I just haven't posted them.
It's not that I don't trust you, the loyal readers of DZER's Diatribe (population 10.5), it's that I don't trust myself. I'm sure I'll get around to posting them.
And don't try to hack into me looking for "saved as draft" posts. They're all in Microsoft Word document format on my desktop. :P
On with the trite and banal!!
This is, hands-down, the best iced tea on Guam, at least to me. It's served at a small, cozy little restaurant in the Agana Shopping Center called PTC. It's a calamansi-flavored, pre-sweetened iced tea. When I go to this restaurant, I drink a lot of it. During a one-hour lunch, I think I had the first glass plus four refills. And almost had a fifth, but the bill came back for me to sign about the same time, and we had to get back to the office.
I tend to prefer my iced teas to be pre-sweetened. You can never get the sugar mix right or completely dissolved; it all sinks to the bottom of the glass. Non-calorie sweeteners such as Sweet-N-Low, Equal or Splenda just don't give you the right taste, and the sugar syrup can sometimes just taste off.
This is what I had for lunch — the PTC burger with garlic French fries. Damn I love me some garlic, and it's really, really, REALLY good on these fries, which are cooked perfectly crispy on the outside without being all hard and crunchy. The burgers here are good, though they did overcook mine a bit. I asked for medium and got medium well. Guess I should have went with medium rare. It's served on a toasted onion roll, with a healthy serving of Swiss cheese, a tomato slice, mustard and mayo. Delish.
A burger is usually my "safety" lunch. When I'm not sure what I'm in the mood for, or what I'm hungry for, or how a restaurant will serve another type of dish, I go with the burger. Because really, how hard is it to screw up a hamburger? Grill a patty, slap in on a bun. A little overcooked is still good, just not perfect. A little undercooked is good too, as long as it's not raw. The burger is the Goldilocks choice of lunches — it's almost always just right ... or at least the best choice among other options.
In fact ... I'm going to make myself uber-burgers tomorrow for lunch at home. One pound of ground beef ... minced onions and garlic mixed in with the meat. Seasoned with salt, pepper and a bit of donne' — hot chiles minced fine. Grilled on the George Forman Grill in one big giant square block to get the outside crisp and brown, then into the toaster oven for finishing. Cut in half to form two burgers, then topped with muenster cheese, mustard and mayo, tomatoes and crispy bacon. Served on toasted onion rolls.
I'd invite you guys over ... but I really only have enough for me. Heh.
Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• I'm gonna have burgers for lunch and you can't have none! Na-na-na-na-na-naaaaa!