Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Arepa de Queso (Colombian Street Food)

Arepa De Queso is like the Jamaican Corn Bread and Cheese. For many years, there has been a dispute between the Colombians and the Venezuelans about who invented the “Arepa de Queso”. Up until today´s date, the battle is still on. In Colombia, the best Arepa de queso is said to have come from Boyacá … More Treasures of Colombia: Colombian Arepa de Queso (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Huevo al Vapor-Steamed Egg (Colombian Street Food)

Breakfast always leaves me feeling rejuvenated to start the new day; it is said that it’s the most important meal of the day. A short while ago I was in Bogota the capital city of Colombia and in the early hours of the morning the pangs of hunger hit and so I went in search … More Treasures of Colombia: Huevo al Vapor-Steamed Egg (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Ceviche (Colombian Street Food)

Raw food is taboo in some countries; however, here in Colombia, they are serving up a delicious raw shrimp dish called Ceviche. Ceviche is a raw shrimp dish found in Latin America especially on the coast; it is said to be a national dish in Peru. Treasures of Colombia: Ceviche (Colombian Street Food) By: Stacey … More Treasures of Colombia: Ceviche (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Buñuelos or Colombian Fry Dumpling (Colombian Street Food)

Today, we will savor a taste of The Buñuelo. It is a  Fried Dough Ball or a Colombian Traditional Christmas Snack .  According to Wikipedia, “In 711, the Islāmic Arab and Moors of Berber descent in Northern Africa, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to the Iberian Peninsula and conquered Iberia (Medieval Spain) and ruled for eight … More Treasures of Colombia: Buñuelos or Colombian Fry Dumpling (Colombian Street Food)

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)