Posts Tagged ‘Food’
You’ve probably heard about Pupusas, a very popular ‘Salvadorean’ style food,
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.
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.
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.
One of my regular stops for lunch, I highly recommend it.
Malanga is a edible plant endemic to the Americas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.