Guatemalan Food

Qué Pasó May 2017

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Guatemalan Tostada

Tostadas are common in Guatemala; wherever you go you can find these crispy delicacies. They are made with a base of fried corn tortilla, and it is commonly smeared with: guacamole, beans, tomato sauce, ground beef or chow mien. The truth is that any ingredient on a tostada is delicious; and you can easily...

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Cafe Condesa

Cafe Condesa MAP C2/C4/G3 7832-0038 Needing some motherly love? Having recently celebrated it’s anniversary, Cafe Condesa provides you just that. It’s been a home-away-from-home for locals and travelers alike for over 24 years! May is a special month for Condesa because out of the 70+ people who work there (among the restaurant and the...

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Stew from Ciudad Vieja

Ciudad Vieja is a municipality in the Department of Sacatepéquez located just 5km from La Antigua Guatemala. In this place – known as the Valle de Almolonga – was where the second capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala was settled. In this corner you will find friendly people, who enjoy their traditions and enjoy...

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Tapado

El tapado is a garífuna soup, made with seafood broth and coconut milk; the consistency is thick and the color is a mustard yellow. The main ingredients of el tapado are shrimp, fish, crab, crawfish (it’s a small lobster), white (Atlantic) snail, squid, clams and green banana. This mixture of flavors makes it unique...

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Jocote Marañón

This thick and juicy fruit of various colors, red and yellow, is common at this time of year. Some people eat it with its peal and others prefer to consume it as a cold juice to accompany meals. The peculiar thing about this fruit, is the gray nut on the tip, in the form...

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Piloyada Antigüeña

This traditional dish consists mainly of large beans – known as piloyes – and it’s served as somewhat of a fresh, cold salad. Two kinds of sausages, pork, chicken and other meats. To season the beans, a mixture of vinegar, tomato, onion, coriander, thyme, salt and pepper is added.

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Seasonal Fruits

Star Apple Tropical tree of the Sapotaceae family, native to the low elevation areas of Central America and the Caribbean. Its fruit is round and purple and is generally green around the sepal and with a star pattern. It has several names: cainito, caimito, cayumito, star apple, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme de lait,...

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Where to Eat & Drink in La Antigua Guatemala

 

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Traditional Guatemalan Beans

One of the joys of living in a foreign country is discovering the local cuisines. Guatemala has wonderful traditions and the meals that accompany them are well worth trying. Befriending Guatemalans and sharing their family’s traditional recipes is a treat for your soul and your taste buds. Lucky for me a dear friend shared her...

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