Today we are heading south.
Cuban cuisine is a mixture of
Spanish, African and Caribbean
cuisines. A small Chinese influence
can also be accounted for. Primarily
Here are some foods one might find
on a trip to Cuba:
1. Ropa Vieja--The most well know
Cuban food. It is a shredded meat
dish, traditionally made with beef
but also made with lamb. It is braised
with a tomato based sauce with onions
and peppers then served over rice.
2. Lechon Asado--Pork is a popular
meat in Cuba and it stars in this dish.
Spit roasted pig starts this dish. It is
served with a sauce called mojo that is
made with garlic, spices oil, and onion
plus a small amount of bitter orange or
3. As a snack---Cuban markets sell
Churros. Dough is fried crisp on the
outside and soft on the inside, then
sprinkled with sugar.
4. Tostones--These are flattened pieces
of plantain, fried till crusty outside and
5. Guarapo--If you get thirsty try this
local beverage. It is the sweet juice of
freshly pressed sugar cane served over
Nest time we will check out foods from
a "D" country.
~Keep on Dreaming~