Chula Seafood


Today is another food adventure. I apologize for the lack of recipes at the moment. We are in the process of moving and all my cooking gear are still boxed up. Watch out for next week’s blog for a wide variety of recipes. So stay tuned.

This week I decided to check out Chula Seafood in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since moving to Arizona from California, I will admit that I was a bit of a skeptic when it came to the freshness of seafood. But here at Chula Seafood, they are known for their fresh seafood, never frozen. And I have to tell you, they are true to their word. You can taste the freshness in the poke bowls. The tuna is exceptional and incredibly fresh.

For my food adventure, I ordered their Hawaiian Style poke bowl and their Confit Tuna Sandwich. The bowl consisted of Yellowfin Tuna, cucumber, carrot,  radish, mango, onion, edamame, macadamia nut, soy, sesame, ginger, garlic, rice. Their Confit Tuna Sandwich consisted of Albacore,House Giardiniera, avocado, spring mix, cucumber, paprika-ginger aioli,  on Noble Bread with a side of spring mix salad. It was all so delicious. I almost didn’t want to take any home to Michael. I at least let him try the tuna sandwich.

I highly recommend going to Chula Seafood. Every bite was truly heavenly. Service is amazing. I even took some of their smoked salmon home. Stay tuned for a recipe incorporating their smoked salmon. If you are ever in the Phoenix area, go to Chula Seafood!

Chula Seafood

8015 E Roosevelt St. Scottsdale, AZ 85257


PT Noodles


It’s been quite chilly the last week here in Phoenix. And for me, every time it gets cold, I crave a big bowl of Pho. Pho is a Vietnamese soup consisting of noodles (specifically rice noodles), broth, meat, and a few herbs. Typically, it uses beef or chicken. I ordered my Pho with rare beef, tendon, tripe, meatball, and brisket. Pho is typically served with sides of bean sprouts, mint, jalapenos, and lime wedges. You then put all of those ingredients in the hot bowl along with hoisen sauce and sriracha.  The beef in pho is typically served rare; it is expected to cook a little longer while sitting in the bowl of hot broth. Michael ordered vermicelli noodles with BBQ pork and an eggroll. It almost tasted like a noodle salad with the sweet pork. Both our dishes were incredible. Going there for lunch today totally hit the spot. And we most definitely got our grub on!

PT Noodles is located at 1375 N. Litchfield Rd, Suite 101 Goodyear, AZ 85395