Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Pollo Asado (Colombian Street Food)

It is time to sample some Colombian Pollo Asado (Roast Chicken), or as we know it in Jamaica, Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Chicken may possibly be the most consumed meat of all time and in Colombia, it´s no different; the Pollo Asado - Roast Chicken is eaten every day. Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Pollo Asado (Colombian … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Pollo Asado (Colombian Street Food)

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

One of my favourite dishes in Colombia was originated right here where I live in the plains (El Llano) of Villavicencio, Meta. This traditional dish is called “Envuelto de Arroz” meaning wrapped rice; there are other versions as well – Envuelto de Maiz (wrapped corn) and Envuelto de Yucca (wrapped cassava).The Llaneros (people from the … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Envuelto de Arroz (Colombian Street Food)

Sandwich Tostado

Treasures of Colombia: Toasted Sandwich – Sandwich Tostado (Colombian Street Food)

The sandwich is another comfort food that is quick and easy to prepare even by kids. Sandwiches vary in size and taste according to your likes and preferences so there is no specific way to prepare them.   Treasures of Colombia: Toasted Sandwich - Sandwich Tostado (Colombian Street Food) BY: STACEY - ANN SMITH Sandwiches … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Toasted Sandwich – Sandwich Tostado (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Rice and Chicken – Arroz con Pollo (Colombian Street Food)

Arroz con Pollo is a traditional Latin American dish and a Colombian favorite that is prepared here in the plains of Villavicencio and all around the country. This dish is prepared on special occasions but can also be bought at specific restaurants that cook it. Treasures of Colombia: Arroz con Pollo - rice & chicken … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Rice and Chicken – Arroz con Pollo (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Beef and Mashed Potato (Colombian Street Food)

Beef and mashed potatoes sound like the perfect cold weather and comfort food to me. Here in the plains of Villavicencio beef is eaten every day because there is an abundance of cattle in this region. The economy in this area depends on farming and the rearing of cattle, mostly cows. Treasures of Colombia: Beef … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Beef and Mashed Potato (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Roast Goat – Cabrita Asada (Colombian Street Food)

One of the popular dishes in Jamaica is curried goat. Similarly here in Colombia goat is loved and eaten in some parts, although prepared differently. I visited some friends in the rural part (campo) of Cundinamarca and guess what was on the menu? I was completely overwhelmed with joy because I hadn’t eaten goat in 4 … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Roast Goat – Cabrita Asada (Colombian Street Food)

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: Milkshake – Malteada (Colombian Street Food)

I think everyone loves a good milkshake, although each café or restaurant has its own version. However, despite these variations, it is one of the most loved beverages around the world. The Milkshake can also be classified as comfort food because of how happy and satisfied it makes you feel whilst and after drinking it. … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Milkshake – Malteada (Colombian Street Food)