Treasures of Colombia: Agua Panela con Queso (Colombian Street Food)

Agua Panela is a popular beverage and “medicine” here in Colombia and South America. I say medicine because if you have a cold or the flu, everyone will tell you to drink Agua Panela with lime. I could say that sugar and water are also a "medicine" in the Jamaican culture as well because if … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Agua Panela con Queso (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Pandebono (Colombian Street Food)

One of my favorite Snacks to eat in the mornings after my first class is called Pan de Bono / Pandebono. The Pandebono is originally from the Cauca Valley (Valle del Cauca). However, it is prepared all over Colombia. Treasures of Colombia: PANDEBONO (Colombian Street Food) BY: STACEY-ANN SMITH The story behind this bread is … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Pandebono (Colombian Street Food)

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)