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 – … More Treasures of Colombia: Patacones con Todo (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Pan Galleta (Colombian Street Food)

“Man shall not live by bread alone”, but bread for Colombians is one of the most preferred foods. It is also one of the oldest foods in all of history. I know that Jamaicans love bread, however, to my astonishment, the Colombians´ love of bread far exceeds that of my fellow Jamaicans. Bread is eaten … More Treasures of Colombia: Pan Galleta (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Las Frutas (Colombian Street Food)

It is said that people who eat a lot of fruits have a healthy diet and are least likely to attract diseases when we eat sufficient fruits essential nutrients are released into our bodies. In Colombia there is an abundance of fruits that are big and juicy; truthfully I am not a fruit lover but … More Treasures of Colombia: Las Frutas (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Oblea (Colombian Street Food)

Desserts are some of our favorite comfort foods and are enjoyed all around the globe. This is normally eaten after dinner or lunch depending on your choice. The Oblea is a traditional dessert that is famous in Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela, Mexico, and Greece. It is eaten any time of day and … More Treasures of Colombia: Oblea (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Chontaduro (Colombian Street Food)

The Chontaduro or Peach Palm comes from the Palm Tree family and is very popular throughout Colombia, especially in the city of Cali. This fruit looks like really small coconuts, but the Chontaduro has a red and or bright burnt orange color. Countries such as Colombia, Brasil, Peru and Costa Rica are the largest producers … More Treasures of Colombia: Chontaduro (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 … More Treasures of Colombia: Albondigas or Meatballs (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Salpicon (Colombian Street Food)

Salpicόn – Cόctel de Frutas a tasty Fruit Cocktail. Haciendo un Bochorno, Sun tan up inna di sky? Not to worry, the Colombian Fruit cocktail called Salpicόn will quench your thirst! This popular fruit cocktail is non-alcoholic and is enjoyed by both young and old. When I just arrived in Colombia I saw on almost … More Treasures of Colombia: Salpicon (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 … More Treasures of Colombia: Aborrajado (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 … More Treasures of Colombia: Seafood Paella (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Flouta (Colombian Street Food)

The Colombian Flouta is pure fried goodness that will satisfy your cravings at nights. This wonderful fried stuffed goodness can be found on some street corners and ‘fry fry’ shops at nights. One such shop / street-side restaurant is located right at the corner of my street which as you can imagine – makes me … More Treasures of Colombia: Flouta (Colombian Street Food)