Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Chile de Caballo

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Chile de Caballo
For those lovers of spicy peppers, you got to try this!
If you have ever tried Habanero Pepper and you think that’s hot!, Chile de Caballo (or Porron) is like being punch in the face by Mike Tyson.
Apparently endemic to the highlands of Guatemala, don’t forget to get some on our next trip.

Provecho.

Salvadorean Empanadas

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

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You’ve probably heard about Pupusas, a very popular ‘Salvadorean’ style food,
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Guatemalan Food

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Foods available in Guatemala City
I’ve bashed against Guatemala’s food in repeated occasions, not because there is no good quality cuisine. Yes! There are great restaurants here, if you visit Guatemala, you won’t have trouble finding amazing quality Italian, Argentine, French, grilled meats or American style foods.
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Breakfast Downtown Guatemala City

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Guatemalan Breakfast
Downtown Guatemala City is full of good restaurants, a lot of them are international franchisees and there is presence of most Guatemalan chain restaurants too.
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A Guatemalan Cook-out

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Churrasco
Guatemalans simple refer to it as “Churrasco”, it is mandatory to have: Guacamol and Chirmol, and of course, you got to have your black beans and tortillas.
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Lunch at Los Antojitos

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Los Antojitos
One of my regular stops for lunch, I highly recommend it.
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Malanga -Xanthosoma-

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Malanga
Malanga is a edible plant endemic to the Americas.
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Farmers Market at Paseo Cayalá: Lunch Box

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Lunch Box

Guatemala’s economy does not provide the jobs or income to sustain a decent way of life for most of its population. And that’s why most employment in Guatemala’s economy comes from “informal” jobs market. And ones in a while, these entrepreneurs come out with great ideas like this one.
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Farmers Market at Paseo Cayalá: Jugo de Caña

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Sugar Cane Juice
Jugo de Caña, sugar cane juice, is a simple pleasure mostly enjoyed by people on Guatemala’s Eastern country side. Usually you see stands by the side of the road offering to road travelers. And finding it in Guatemala City is almost impossible.
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Farmers Market at Paseo Cayalá: Panes con Pollo

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Panes con Pollo

Panes con Pollo, chicken subs, are a very common street or fair food. I’ve tried them in a lot of places, specially at festivities in La Antigua Guatemala. But I have to say, I tried this one at the Farmers Market at Paseo Cayalá and by far, this has become my favorite.
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Katok

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Today by chance I happened to stop for a quick bite at Katok.
Katok was a landmark restaurant on the highway to Guatemala’s Highlands. It was a lonely restaurant for decades, and now, after their great success, there are about a dozen restaurants on the highway around them.
And this success led them to open new locations all around Guatemala City and its suburbs.

You got to try this!
Their Hamon Serrano, a Spaniard style cured ham, cured at on the dry highlands of Guatemala, is served on thin slices and that’s all you need.
After you try this, trust me, you’ll be coming back as often as you can.

Hammon Serrano

Hammon Serrano

Chinese Food

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Chinese Food is popular in Guatemala (where it is not?) and there are all kinds of options.
And you won’t believe prices!
For example, you can get a plate of this for less than $8 U.S.A. Dollars.

Chinese Food

Chinese Food