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)

Treasures of Colombia: Hamburguesa con Chorizo (Colombian Street Food)

What is a Hamburger? To me the name is quite misleading, quite ironic because most hamburgers do not include ham as the name suggests...I can't recall eating a Hamburger that had ham. (Food for Thought). Treasures of Colombia: Hamburguesa con Chorizo (Colombian Street Food) By: Stacey-Ann Smith. The Hamburger is a comfort food/fast food/junk food … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Hamburguesa con Chorizo (Colombian Street Food)