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)

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)