Monthly Archives: April 2016

El Chocho

Video courtesy of Lydia Cheung Spanish speakers (or, more precisely, Colombians, since I have not yet explored the extent to which this word is country-specific and so might only make sense to Colombians as there are so many regional differences in Spanish) will be shocked at the title of this piece, that’s to say the least.. Actually I was […]

Papaya’s small cousin

Blessed with so many exotic fruits, Colombians go for the obvious option – cook their fruits to preserve them and turn them into pickled deserts. So you have cooked figs eaten with arequipe, cooked guava, and then recently, I came across cooked papayuela. It’s delicious – a chewy texture and a fragrant flavour. While savouring it, I found myself like some […]

Where’s the best Pancakes in Bogotá?!

Recently I was going through a bit of a pancake phase, craving for the kind of soft fluffy American pancakes. So, I went on a holy grail of pancakes. With such big American influence in the country, I still find it surprising that it’s not easy to find good pancakes. I guess Colombians still prefer their scrambled eggs, […]

The new Mexican joint

The other weekend I was lucky to get a table at Cantina y Punto, the hottest ticket in town, the relatively new Mexican restaurant on the edge of Zona G that makes you book 3 weeks ahead if you want to go during peak times. The trick, I found out, is to go at the unpopular times and […]

Bogotá’s best kept secret

El Chato, a new comer to Bogotá’s foodie scene, is the new must-go place in the city! Still  very much unknown to its residents, it’s real serious about food. Actually there isn’t a restaurant in Bogotá at the moment that’s on a par with it. I’m excited to have found the BEST restaurant in the city at […]


Today I belatedly heard that the richest man in Colombia Luis Carlos Sarmiento who defines monopoly (through owning 4 major banks and financial institutions in the country plus lots more in central America) was criticised for illegally abusing power as he held up the traffic last Friday. For sure many residents of Bogotá, like me, have suffered the same […]