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Every city, state, or country has its culinary mainstays. Think beignets in New Orleans or paella in Spain. A lot of times, these foods have to be eaten at specific places, because they’ve earned a reputation. Panamá is similar and different. Geisha coffee helped Panamá enter the coffee game fifteen years ago. You can read … Continue reading Best of Panamanian Food: Touristy Eats
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, … Continue reading Best of Panamanian Food: Ropa Vieja
Panamá is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. This means, fish is your main option for lunch and dinner. Just to be clear, if you don’t like fish, then you probably will not like being in Panamá for an extended period. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk … Continue reading Best of Panamanian Food: Fresh Fish
Ceviche, raw fish marinated/cured in lime and spices, originated in South America; however, a classic Panamanian ceviche is marinated/curated in lemon and tiger’s milk, instead of lime, and made with corvina. Panamanian restaurants seem to have perfected this appetizer, and almost every place we visited had a variation. However, the issue was choosing the right … Continue reading Best of Panamanian Food: Ceviche