Mexican food has been high on the agenda lately. It kind of started with Racheese showing me her prized present from a friend who recently returned from USA – a lollipop with a worm in the middle. I wasn’t too fond of the idea and neither did she, but it did get me thinking. I also just watched The Heartbreak Kid (2007) by Ben Stiller on TV which was mostly filmed in Mexico. Not the greatest movie of all time, but the food, partying, beaches and the whole festive feel made me really miss summer…
But most of all, Yuye got me all addicted to this very catchy song – Carlito, Who’s that boy (official video):
It’s the catchiest song I’ve heard for a while. This wasn’t the first video I saw though. If you’re a manga/anime/Japanese games fan, watch the following version, we were laughing so hard. XD
“Hey señorita! Señorita Carlita, you want to go with me to Mexico? Ah come on, I’m Carlito!”
“go, Go, GO!”
One of my favourite Mexican foods is burritos and High Tech Burritos in Hawthorn serves up some of the most delicious burritos I’ve had. I’ve been to High Tech Burrito many times since its opening a few years back and it still stands as my favourite burrito restaurant. The store started back in the 1980s when it opened its doors in California USA and now has made a firm foothold in Melbourne.
What sets this store apart from the rest is its focus on healthy, fresh ingredients with ‘no lard, no trans fats, no MSG’. You can pick exactly what you want to go into your burrito by building your own, or pick from the wide range of tastes available.
Yuye’s favourite is the Cabo Supreme ($14.50) which he orders every single time. He orders it with chicken and comes with fresh guacamole, melted cheese, pico de gallo, lime sour cream in a grilled flour tortilla. I also really like this burrito because it’s light and the flavour combination is superb.
I’ve ordered different burritos on different occasions, but I somehow felt like the breakfast burrito during my last visit ($8.90 + $2.60 for meat) which came with scrambled eggs, melted cheese, pinto beans, spring onions and salsa in a grilled flour tortilla. Not too sure about the scrambled eggs as it was a tiny bit soggy, but the flavour was great and pinto beans went very well with the beef steak that I ordered as an extra.
As always, we also ordered their wonderful tortilla chips with guacamole ($10.50 for medium). It’s always a huge serving. The tortilla chips is just that, flour tortillas that have been turned into crunchy hot chips (more like nacho chips). A definite healthy alternative to regular chips as it’s not oily at all.
The guacamole is heavenly. So creamy and smooth, I can eat mouthfuls of this just by itself. I do like my guacamole with a bit of tomatoes though but High Tech Burrito’s version is just with avocado.
If you order a meal with chips and a drink, you will get $2.50 discount. You simply grab it from the fridge and let the waiter know. We got the Jarritos Toronja (grapefruit flavour). Jarritos is a popular brand of soft drinks imported from Mexico. It’s not too sweet and very refreshing, definitely goes well with a big burrito.
At the time of visit, they had a special deal on whereby if you check in on Facebook, you’ll receive a chocolate cookie which we did. There is also a 10% student discount for those who are studying.
We actually couldn’t finish the chips nor the guacamole so asked for a takeaway bag. The prices for these items might not seem very cheap but I think it’s worth the extra dollars if you want a healthy meal full of flavour.
High Tech Burrito
Phone: (03) 9818 1482
838 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122