Arroz de Camarrones

Treasures of Colombia: Arroz de Camarrones (Colombian Street Food)

Ever felt like having something different from the norm for dinner or lunch? Well, I strongly recommend Arroz de Camarrones’ – Shrimp seasoned rice. I visited Tia Lily’s Restaurant here in Villavicencio and saw this dish on the menu board amongst other things. I am a shrimp lover and so I ignored the other dishes … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Arroz de Camarrones (Colombian Street Food)

Italian Dessert Panna cotta

Treasures of Colombia: Panna Cotta (Colombian Street Food)

We all love desserts and especially from Italy. I recently went to an Italian restaurant here in Villavicencio called Limoncellos; everything was pristinely perfect from the décor right down to the semi-plastic see-through chairs. Treasures of Colombia: Panna Cotta (Colombian Street Food) BY: STACEY-ANN SMITH My friends and I ordered a few exquisite dishes including … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Panna Cotta (Colombian Street Food)

patacon con todos

Treasures of Colombia: Patacones con Todo (Colombian Street Food)

Everyone has a favorite “comfort food” and the ‘Patacones con todo’ at Restaurante Chidoloky is just that and more. I was at home one Friday night feeling very lazy and of course…cooking was definitely not on the agenda - although I was dying of hunger. Naturally, I turned to plan B and that means – … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Patacones con Todo (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Albondigas or Meatballs (Colombian Street Food)

No one is really clear or certain about the origin of the meatball, however it is loved and widely eaten in many countries if not all. Here in Colombia, the Spanish name for meatball is Albondigas and it’s a favorite. It is eaten with white rice, spaghetti or potatoes. Treasures of Colombia: Albondigas or Meatballs … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Albondigas or Meatballs (Colombian Street Food)

Seafood Paella (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Seafood Paella (Colombian Street Food)

A one-pot dish is always simple, fun and easy to prepare in any country. And, the Colombian Paella, which is like the Jamaican seasoned rice is no different. The paella is said to have originated from the Spanish in the mid 19th century and they have created several types of this dish which includes: Vegetable … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Seafood Paella (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Marzoca a la Parrilla – Grilled Corn (Colombian Street Food)

Thinking about doing a summer BBQ? Well, don’t forget to add some corn to the grill. I have been to a few BBQ here in Villavicencio and I can truly say that these people know how to host a good BBQ with all the right ingredients. Treasures of Colombia: Marzoca a la Parrilla - Grilled … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Marzoca a la Parrilla – Grilled Corn (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Torta de Zanahoria and Pie de Ciruela (Colombian Street Food)

Hmmm, I just love me some desserts & more desserts. The Word “dessert” originated from the French word “desservir” which means “to clear the table” William Vaughan (2003). It is an all-time favorite that is enjoyed over the entire world. Torta de Zanahoria & Pie de Ciruela (Colombian Street Food) By: Stacey-Ann Smith Normally desserts … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Torta de Zanahoria and Pie de Ciruela (Colombian Street Food)