Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
beloved foods have their origins in
the city is known for its cuisine and sweets. We found a restaurant
from the Plaza with outdoor seating that became our "local hangout." We
and friends would meet up there for coffee, smoothies, lunch, dinner, happy
hour, or before we'd walk
streets of Puebla for the day.
In all the times we ate there, none of us
had a bad meal.
Take a look below!
A Porfiriana is a female supporter of
Mexico's president Porfirio Diaz.
He was considered to be
a dictator, and lost his ruling power when he rigged an election against his
running mate, Francisco Madero, which brought about the Mexican Revolution
a bit of a play on words under La Porfiriana - "Antojeria Poblana." The
people of Puebla are called Poblanas and so is a famous chili pepper used in
cooking. So the phrase Antojerie Poblana is Poblana Craving. Does it mean
that this restaurant will satisfy the people of Puebla's cravings? Or does
it mean that if you have a craving for Poblana food and peppers, this is the
Menu of typical food from the Yayi
menu advertises traditional Mexican food from a Yayi Kitchen.
A Yayi is slang for a
sweet-natured, energetic "party animal." They tend to be jokesters, but
caution! Don't mess with them! Yayis are leaders, not followers and you
should never lie to them.
Food coming from a Yayi kitchen is good,
honest, clean food with outstanding flavor.
Tortilla Soup, aka, Aztec Soup
This is a very tasty, tomato and chicken
broth soup that you can find all over Mexico.
In the bed of the bowl there are thinly
sliced, crispy tortilla chips and sliced avocado. The broth is usually
poured over these ingredients at the last moment in front of the patron, in
order to keep the tortilla chips crispy.
Tortilla soup, a closer look
Did I mention that this soup has a spicy
kick? Also, one can put additions into this soup like shredded chicken,
pork, or beef, some sliced green or yellow onions, some grated cheese or a
dollop of sour cream.
These were very tempting.
Arrachera is a marinated flank steak that
is just melt-in-your mouth delicious. The Nachos themselves had olives,
tomatoes, onions and a grated cheese on top.
However, in a turn-of-the-head-surprise,
Velveeta cheese was plopped on top here... Haven't had Velveeta on purpose
for decades! (Am I being a cheese snob? Maybe...)
Still... it was yummy.
The Standard Chicken Caesar Salad
Sometimes for lunch we'd get a Chicken
Caesar Salad. It's the standard offering and the chicken was tender.
"Our" table, street side
Often we would sit at "our" table which
was street side. We'd watch people walking by,
buses come and go, and the light change on the beautiful Jan Hendrix
painted aluminum sculpture
If you look at the napkin holder, you
will again see the QR bar code to photograph in order to get the menu
online, and on your phone.
Porfiriana Drink Menu
We made the decision to become familiar
with Mezcal, a product of this area of Mexico.
Tequila drinkers because we have come to respect
national drink and have visited the
fincas in Jalisco. Tequila is a lot
more complex and subtle than the novice would realize.
For the sake of research I tried a
copita of 400 Conejos for $5USD, and my second one was the Montelobos
Espadin for $8USD. The difference between these two Mezcals was striking.
To me Mezcal is a more POWERFUL
flavor - smokey and distinct - with the alcohol content higher. While the
Montelobos was smoother than the 400 Conejos and actually delicious, it's
still a true "kick in the head" of a drink.
I don't-be-needin' that, if you know what
Montelobos Espadin with orange slices
and chili salt
If you look closely at my copita,
you'll see the "legs" of the Mezcal clinging to the sides of the glass. This
is the same "test for body" that wine drinkers do when they are tasting
My Mezcal was served with orange slices
and chili salt.
no gulping with either Tequila or
Mezcal, and no "throwing it back into your throat."
These are drinks that one must respect,
and every single little drop-of-a-sip has FLAVOR. The sweetness of the
orange and the salt/chili combination made my experience of this beverage
Back to my Tequila, Billy bought me
The Mezcal was memorable, but I do prefer
the nuances of Tequila. We plan to go to a Mezcal distillery on another
visit to Puebla, and perhaps I'll learn what to look for in my tasting, so
as to appreciate it better.
A young child was selling roses, and
Billy, The Rose
Man bought me a bundle. This gorgeous packet of petals set Billy back a
whole 10 Pesos, about $0.50US cents!
Behind me, in the upper right hand corner
of the photo, is once again the Jan Hendrix metal sculpture with the light
Pedro, Akaisha and my plate of
Billy and I ordered a plate of chalupas
to share. These are tasty little bites of flavor that are native to this
area of Mexico. Refried beans, various salsas and shredded chicken on top.
Cup of coffee between friends
This could be somewhere in France, right?
And... well the French did leave their
influence here as shown by their pastry shops, baguettes and their impact on
food in Puebla.
If you get the chance, visit
Puebla, Mexico and enjoy all this city has to offer;
great food, historical streets and more.
La Porfiriana (La
Porfiriana - Antojeria Poblana)
Open daily at 9 am to
Av. Don Juan de Palafox
and. Mendoza 203, Downtown, 72000 Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Tele: 222 503 7728
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