Monthly Archives: March 2013

Colombian dragon fruit


A good way of comprehending what this little monster is, is to think about a dragon fruit in half its usual size, with a yellow outfit and bigger seeds. In fact, the yellow and red dragon fruits are brothers. They share similar physical characteristics – the yellow one is also filled with white flesh and […]

Colombian dim sum?


Carimañola is THE delicacy of the Northern Caribbean coast. It’s Colombian as well as Panamanian (by the way I only found out today that things from Panama are Panamanian..!!). Like pan de yuca, carimañola is made of yuca flour. But it tastes nothing like pan de yuca. Rather, it’s similar to buñuelo because of its deep-fried nature. However, whilst […]

Colombian doughnut


I LOVE my Colombian doughnut!!! They are so round (how did they come out so perfectly round, I wonder?). So cute. So attractive. So delicious!! The combination of a light crispy surface and a soft spongy chewy texture is sooo addictive! Also the perfect round ball shape is just so hard to resist! A word […]

Now, that’s innovation


It’s time to showcase the Colombian urinals. I tell you, no where else in the world I’ve seen a urinal plastic cover like this one. It’s ingenious! NB please don’t freak out I didn’t get into such an extreme as to venture into the men’s room to show you the deeply-held truth. It just so […]

Pandebono


Colombian bread snacks really exemplifies ‘same same, but different’. Pandebono is very similar to pan de yuca in terms of both texture and flavor. Once I have asked my Colombian comrade, ‘So what’s the difference between the two? If I can’t understand the difference I won’t be able to explain to others!’ Although both pan de yuca […]

Colombian bread snack series – Pan de yuca


Bakery products is one of the tastiest things available in Colombia (that is, at least, in my opinion)!! I have written about almojábanas and empanadas before, but there are still so many more. As its name suggests – it’s the ‘bread of yuca’. Yuca is actually cassava, a native root vegetable, that’s comparable to potato […]

Lulo


This peculiar fruit is really strange and special. I can make a hell of a riddle out of it, one that emulates the one from Sphinx – what is purple when born, hairy when young, prickly when mature, and turns green inside when aged? Originally when I saw the orange fruit, it was when no […]