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)

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)

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 … 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)