Empanada

Costa Rica food
Empanada comes from the Spanish verb empanar, which means to wrap in bread. An empanada is made by folding a disc of thinly rolled dough over a filling into a semicircle and then baked or fried. Here I post a fried cheese empanada.

Tostada

Guatemala food
Tostada literally translates to “toasted” in Spanish, but can refer to any dish that’s made with a fried tortilla as a base. Crispy fried corn tortilla is topped with refried beans, grated cheese, chopped avocado and tomato, sliced lettuce, chomin(Chinese influenced fried noodle) and salsa.

Tortilla

Guatemala food
Tortillas are main staple foods In Guatemala. it is made with a careful process of patting and turning the dough by hand into a disc. Here I post two colors of maize dough for making tortillas; white and black(blue) maize.

Pollo frito

Panama food
Pollo frito, just means “fried chicken”, is a very popular food in Panama.

Guisada

Guatemala food
Guisada or Guisado (Spanish language), which translates to “stewed dish” is a slow-simmered dish that varies across the Latin America. Some people make their guisada with pork or chicken, the most common meat used, however is beef. One of the typical recipe includes meat, salt, garlic, oregano, black pepper and tomato.

Hilacha

Guatemala food
Hilacha, which means thread, is Guatemalan slow cooked stew made with shredded beef and vegetables. It is commonly prepared with tomato sauce.

Curtido

El Salvador food
Curtido refers to often fermented (or marinated with vinegar) vegetable dish usually made with cabbage and carrot. As a garnish to various meal in the past the most common is Crutido. It is usually free condiment on the table.

Guacho

Panama food
Guacho (pron: Wah-chow), one of the most representative dish of Panama, is a rice porridge almost like a Italiano risotto and a Chinese congee. This is a classic Panamanian dish include Darién region and usually cooked for holidays, lent and festivals. Guacho is enjoyed in both restaurants and family. Here I post “Guacho de mariscos” (Seafood Guacho) which is very popular in Panama.

Tacos

Mexico food
Mexican Tacos are great. There are countless tacos flavors and toppings from the basic simple salad to variety of meat, vegetable and cheese. The word “taco” describes a typical Mexican dish of a maize tortilla folded around food.

Stew Chicken

Belize food
Belizian refers to eat much chicken than other diet of the animals. Stew chicken is considered Belizian national dish which contains, along with chicken, spices, tomato, oil and coconut milk in their traditional way. The oyster sauce used might be Chinese influenced and also popular dish.

Coffee (Café)

Costa Rica food
The beverage that Costa Rican consume include coffee. A big-name brand ‘1820’ is quite famous in Costa Rica. Coffee is spelt ‘café’ in Spanish, the official language.