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 … More 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 … More Treasures of Colombia: Torta de Zanahoria and Pie de Ciruela (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Arroz Ranchero (Colombian Street Food)

Hungry and tyad and need a one-pot meal? Try the Colombian Arroz Ranchero which is similar to the Jamaican Seasoned Rice. This famous comfort food is also eaten on special occasions and is said to originate in Mexico. However, here in Colombia, each region has its own version of this diverse dish;, plus it is … More Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Arroz Ranchero (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Pollo Asado (Colombian Street Food)

It is time to sample some Colombian Pollo Asado (Roast Chicken), or as we know it in Jamaica, Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Chicken may possibly be the most consumed meat of all time and in Colombia, it´s no different; the Pollo Asado – Roast Chicken is eaten every day. Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Pollo Asado (Colombian … More Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Pollo Asado (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Cocada Rellena (Colombian Street Food)

Today, we will explore a new treasure of Colombia, Cocada Rellena, or Coconut Drops as it is known in Jamaica. There are many controversies, hullabaloo, and disagreements about the origin of this “sweet tooth” snack. In the Eighteenth Century, Mexican researchers argued that the Cocada was originated in Mexico. In contrast, Antonio de Alcedo in … More Treasures of Colombia: Cocada Rellena (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Frappe (Colombian Street Food)

Throat dry, Sun scorching? No hay problema, grab a Colombian frappe today! The Colombian Frappe is just another name for the Jamaican Sky Juice; it is equally as delicious and refreshing as our island drink. The Frappe can also be found in every crevice, corner, nook and cranny, just like the Sky Juice. Frappe – Colombian Street … More Treasures of Colombia: Frappe (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Envuelto de Arroz (Colombian Street Food)

One of my favourite dishes in Colombia was originated right here where I live in the plains (El Llano) of Villavicencio, Meta. This traditional dish is called “Envuelto de Arroz” meaning wrapped rice; there are other versions as well – Envuelto de Maiz (wrapped corn) and Envuelto de Yucca (wrapped cassava). The Llaneros (people from … More Treasures of Colombia: Envuelto de Arroz (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Mazamorra or Hominy Corn Porridge (Colombian Street Food)

Have you ever heard the expression “It’s a small world”? Well, indeed it is! From the cool mountains of the Andean region lies the second largest city and the capital of Antioquia in Colombia called Medellin. Then, we look to the land of wood and water located in the Caribbean Sea, the third largest island … More Treasures of Colombia: Mazamorra or Hominy Corn Porridge (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Limonada de Coco (Coconut Lemonade)

Planning to visit Colombia in the near future? If so, I strongly recommend a typical drink known to the country’s inhabitants as Limonada de Coco (Coconut Lemonade). This cool drink, I have learned, is originated from the North Coast (La Costa) of Colombia.  Limonada de Coco (Coconut Lemonade) By: Stacy Ann Smith The Northern cost … More Treasures of Colombia: Limonada de Coco (Coconut Lemonade)

Treasures of Colombia: La Changua (Colombian Street Food)

Coffee is said by many to be an excellent starter to your day. It helps you to wake and liven you up to start that perfect day. However, Los Rolos or Los Bogotanos (people from Bogota, the capital of Colombia, Los Boyacences from Boyacá and the natives of Cundinamarca – Central Andean region in Colombia), … More Treasures of Colombia: La Changua (Colombian Street Food)