Treasures of Colombia: Bandeja Paisa (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Bandeja Paisa (Colombian Street Food)

Feel the need to eat like a King?  Well the Bandeja Paisa is just the dish for you! The Bandeja Paisa is a typical dish of the Andean region Antioquia, Medellin. “Paisa” speaks about the people of that region and “Bandeja” means tray or platter on which the food is served – hence the name … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Bandeja Paisa (Colombian Street Food)

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Sancocho de Gallina

Treasures of Colombia: Sancocho de Gallina (Colombian Street Food)

The Sancocho is a traditional weekend meal, just like our Jamaican traditional weekend pumpkin soup; no matter the country, this soup is well loved by both nations. I can vividly remember growing up as a child and smelling the sweet aroma of the traditional pumpkin or chicken foot soup on a Saturday afternoon as it … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Sancocho de Gallina (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia Cazuela de Mariscos

Treasures of Colombia: Cazuela de Mariscos (Colombian Food)

Cazuela de Marisco -  Colombian Seafood Dish (seafood soup) Are you a seafood lover?   Yes? Great! Then the Colombian seafood dish Cazuela de Mariscos or seafood casserole (seafood soup) is for you. It is one of my personal favorites! As a Jamaican, I really do enjoy seafood of every kind- from shellfish to crustaceans. … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Cazuela de Mariscos (Colombian Food)

Treasures of Colombia Oblea

Treasures of Colombia: Oblea (Colombian Street Food)

Desserts are some of our favorite comfort foods and are enjoyed all around the globe. This is normally eaten after dinner or lunch depending on your choice. The Oblea is a traditional dessert that is famous in Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela, Mexico, and Greece. It is eaten any time of day and … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Oblea (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Aborrajado (Colombian Street Food)

Looking for a sweet mouthwatering snack? Look no further, the Colombian Aborrajado will satiate your taste buds. This exclusive dish will blow your palate away with its combination of ingredients that you wouldn’t even imagine could work together to create such a unique taste.   Treasures of Colombia: Aborrajado (Colombian Street Food) By: Stacey -Ann … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Aborrajado (Colombian Street Food)

Arepa de Queso

Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Arepa de Queso (Colombian Street Food)

Arepa De Queso is like the Jamaican Corn Bread and Cheese. For many years, there has been a dispute between the Colombians and the Venezuelans about who invented the “Arepa de Queso”. Up until today´s date, the battle is still on. In Colombia, the best Arepa de queso is said to have come from Boyacá … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Arepa de Queso (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Buñuelos or Colombian Fry Dumpling (Colombian Street Food)

Today, we will savor a taste of The Buñuelo. It is a  Fried Dough Ball or a Colombian Traditional Christmas Snack .  According to Wikipedia, "In 711, the Islāmic Arab and Moors of Berber descent in Northern Africa, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to the Iberian Peninsula and conquered Iberia (Medieval Spain) and ruled for eight … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Buñuelos or Colombian Fry Dumpling (Colombian Street Food)