Friday Food Foto – Tres Leches at Cha Cha Cha

Cha Cha Cha Tres leches cake

After the holidays we’ve just had the last thing you might be thinking of is food….but I can’t help it.  It is a topic that I am insatiable about!

There are still so many foods I haven’t tried yet and I am constantly on the look out for new ones. Sometimes it is just a matter of not getting around to it yet.  Like in the case of the famous tres leches cake, a Latin American treat made of butter cake—soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk.  I’d never eaten it because usually when I eat at Latin American restaurants by the time I get to dessert I am way too full!

But last month when I traveled as part of the #Trafalgar2012 group participating in a sampling from one their Northern California guided vacations I had the perfect opportunity. Right before our amazing Haight-Ashbury tour, we went to Cha Cha Cha for lunch where we shared several plates, including dessert which afforded me the chance to try out the cake without ordering a whole piece.

It is a really rich dessert, probably something I would order as meal on itself with a strong cup of coffee, but it was tasty and I am really glad I tried it.

Now, onto More Tasty Tidbits:

From The Kitchn: Tofu kimchi dumplings

From The Food Gal: Savory braised oxtail with preserved lemon polenta

From Macheesmo: Blue cheese bites

From Joy the Baker: Cranberry brie grilled cheese

From How Sweet It Is: Balsamic Brussels sprouts grilled cheese and Chicken pot pie soup

From Green Kitchen Stories: Spaghetti squash with beluga lentils, parsley pesto and shitake mushrooms

From Mimi Thorisson: Caramelized beetroot tarte tatin

On the sweet side…

From Annie’s Eats: Pear crumble pie

From Kevin and Amanda: Chocolate chip banana bread eggnog muffins

From Framed Cooks: Banana cream pie cupcakes and Banana pudding

From How Sweet It Is: Eggnog chocolate chip bread

How about you? What have you been eating lately?  I bet lots of yummy holiday treats!

Disclosure: I was a guest of Trafalgar for a tour in San Francisco and Napa. I was not required to write this post, nor am I being compensated for doing so. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Comments

  1. Another fabulous round-up! Thanks for including my banana posts. :)

  2. I’m with you on that. As much as I love the idea of a cake with “three milks,” it’s usually way too sweet for me to eat except for a few bites. Still, I enjoy each and every one of those bites immensely. ;)

  3. I should send the tofu kimchi dumplings to my mom who made a huge batch for Christmas, and then my brother banged up his car and couldn’t come. They’re the only two that like it.

  4. Amazing Round-Up dear … Thanks for sharing you amazing stuff with us. Happy New Year

  5. @Jennie, you don’t like kimchi? Tofu kimchi dumplings that your mom makes sounds pretty good to me!

  6. Andi, your food pics are blowing my mind, wow!!!!!!!!! Tres leches is my fave dessert in the world. :)

  7. @AndiP, the shot you took of the same piece of cake was pretty tasty too!

  8. Yes to all of the above! Fabulous food collection!

  9. @Kasia, thanks and Happy New Year!

  10. laurie nykaza says:

    I’ve had this but at a Cuban restaurant in Orange Ca. Felix and it was very good everyone enjoyed it it comes with dinner yummy

  11. meegan whitford says:

    This looks so yummy I havent had tres leches in a long time. I may have to make some soon!

  12. Tho I have never had tres leches It sounds good to eat for dessert. Thanks for the list of sites to go to for all those different recipes. Im always looking for something new and different. I will never get to any of these places you go to but its fun to read all the things you write .

  13. Lucy Lopez says:

    Great round up. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Amy Tolley says:

    I have had this cake and is absolutely wonderful….the taste us amazing it just melts in your mouth…

  15. Saundra Bowers says:

    The tres leches cake intrigues me enough to one day want to take the challange and make this. I`m not sure I could have just a small piece, but the coffee would be a must to go along with it!

  16. I’m not usually a desert person but this looks really good. I may have to wait and make this for company so I don,t eat the whole thing :-)

  17. Yum. Tres leches cake is so good

  18. Mmmm….that cake looks wonderful. I’m going to try it one of these days for sure.

  19. Home4puppies says:

    Nice pictures. That dessert looks great. I wonder if it’s the photography or the restaurant. I think I will look up a recipe now and try it out!

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