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Bucket List Foods: Central America


Bucket Lists don't always have to be for places, so here is another food bucket list. This one is specifically for Central America. I have found 6 different foods.

 

Baleada from Honduras

A baleada is a traditional Honduran dish composed of a flour tortilla, filled with mashed fried red beans, thick cream mantequilla Hondureña, and crumbled hard salty cheese. It originates from the north coast of the country; Aside from beans, there is a whole variety of ingredients that can be added to the Baleada.

 

Gallo Pinto from Nicaragua & Costa Rica

Gallo pinto or gallopinto is a traditional dish from Central America. Consisting of rice and beans as a base, gallo pinto has a long history and is important to various Latin American cultures.

 

Fry Jacks from Belize

Fry jacks are a traditional dish in the Belizean cuisine. They are deep fried dough pieces served as a breakfast item, and can be shaped as circles or triangles.

 

Pupusa from El Salvador

A pupusa is a thick griddle cake or flatbread from El Salvador and Honduras, made with cornmeal or rice flour, similar to the Venezuelan and Colombian arepa. In El Salvador, it has officially been declared the national dish and has a specific day to celebrate it. It is usually stuffed with one or more ingredients.

 

Encebollado from Ecuador

Encebollado is a fish stew from Ecuador, where it is regarded as a national dish. Although known throughout Ecuador, the dish is most popular in the country's coastal region. It is served with boiled cassava and pickled red onion rings.

 

Tapado from Guatemala

Tapado is a seafood soup served in Central American countries such as Guatemala and Honduras. It uses coconut milk and seafood as well as plantains. Within these countries, tapado is associated with the Garifuna community.

 

Hope you enjoyed this installment of Bucket List foods. Have an awesome day :)

 

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