Posts Tagged ‘shucos’

Shuco Eating Contest

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Yesterday was Guatemala’s first Shuco eating contest.
What are shucos? Shucos are a variation of hot dogs; they are much larger and are prepared with different meats and or cold cuts.
Shuco is a Guatemalan slang word for dirty, and there is a story behind the name.
A young female who used to frequent this area of Guatemala City, where shucos are sold in every corner, was once invited to try them “hot dogs” or “panes”, she replied with disgust: I’m not eating that, they are so “shucos” dirty!
Every time she was in the area, the people who sold them shucos asked her if she wanted to try them shucos, and eventually she decided to try them and she loved them! From then on the name Shuco was used to refer to them.
It was a difficult fight! The winner ended up eating ten of these fully loaded shucos. There were 10 people on second places, they managed to eat 9 of them.
How many can you handle?
Oh, by the way, shucos for the contest came fully loaded with steamed cabbage, guacamole, mayonnaise, mustard and the sausages.

Hot Dogs El Chino

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Hot Dogs El Chino is Guatemala City’s most famous hot dogs joint.
Of course no one calls them by their given name, they called them Shucos de Liceo, Shuco being a slang for hot dog and Liceo is very famous college across the street.
They are delicious and can’t get any better for less than $3.

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No horses allowed any more.

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Shuco

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

I know, you all have seen these on the streets of Guatemala.
These are Shucos: a lightly toasted hotdog bun, with chopped (your choice of) beef, marinated meats, Spanish sausage, chorizo, sausage or a mix of them all, topped with steam cabbage, ketchup, mustard or mayo.
You won’t have trouble finding them here in Guatemala city.
By the way, I made this one my self.
Shuco

Home Made Shucos

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Or so it seemed to be happening, these shuco were being sold, in what appeared a family sale on Sixth Avenue. In front of a church that you already know.

Lunch Hour: Shucos

Monday, September 26th, 2011

My theory about street food in Guatemala City is that it’s so important (mainly because is cheap) that you can’t ignore the fact that is crucial for our society. I would say that thousands of people including office workers, executives and entire families eat on daily basis on this kind of places. There’s a whole economy moving around of it.

Shucos (hot dogs) are a must if you are visiting Guatemala. The ones in the picture are located in zona 13, also known as Los Arcos.