Best of Panamanian Food: Ropa Vieja

Our tourist guide, Dennis, suggested that we eat traditional Panamanian food. “What is Panamanian food?” I asked. “Empanadas, Ropa Vieja, stuff like that,” he said. “I’ve already had empanadas.” “Were they made out of corn?” he asked. To which, I had to reply, no. But let’s stop here for a second. Like its indigenous people, …


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In Search of

Last time, I mentioned my lack of inspiration to blog while here in Panama. So part of the reason is I’ve yet to find something uniquely Panamanian. Food, architecture, currency, and fashion all seem to have origins elsewhere, and they haven’t changed since they arrived. Our entire time visiting, two things have been touted as … Continue reading In Search of