Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Meal with a View: Asador Isla Bonita

Asador Isla Bonita Restaurant

Wow what a view…. Those were my thoughts when we arrived at Asador Isla Bonita restaurant near Aibonito. The restaurant offers expansive panoramic views of the mountain regions of Cayey, Cidra, Guayama and the Caribbean Ocean to the south from a vantage point 2700ft above sea level and very close to La Tetas de Cayey. [...]

Homemade Tostones

How to make Tostones

I cannot believe it has taken me so long to make tostones at home, but I finally got around to it. Tostones are twice fried plantain slices that are extremely popular side dish here in Puerto Rico and many other Caribbean Countries. To make tostones you will need: Several green (unripe) plantains Oil (vegetable, corn [...]

Fondeando: Eating Local in Puerto Rico

fondeando: eating local in Puerto Rico

Fondeando: eating Local in Puerto Rico, is an extremely well written book with beautiful photography by by Tere Davila and Paola Nogueras. The book explores some of Puerto Rico’s best known restaurants along with hidden gems that you would miss without some local insider knowledge. Focusing on typical Puerto Rican Fondas, Restaurante Tipicos and Chinchorros [...]

Puerto Rico Tourism Roundup: March 2012

Puerto Rico Tourism Roundup: March 2012

With the annual Saborea Puerto Rico Food Extravganza taking place in April, this month’s roundup has a culinary feel about it along with some ideas on how to make the best of your stay here Puerto Rico’s Culinary Renaissance Former resident and now frequent visitor to Puerto Rico, Julie Schwietert Collazo has a great article [...]

Condado Food Festival 2011

condado food festival

Ashford Avenue in the Condado District of San Juan will be tantalizing your taste buds during this week’s Condado Food Festival. Starting on Thursday July 14 until Sunday July 17 a host of Condado restaurants will be showcasing their dishes and culinary expertise. The event was originally scheduled for May but adverse weather conditions forced [...]

Visit Puerto Rico and Learn to Cook Traditional Puerto Rican Dishes

learn to cook in puerto rico

Alcapurrias, Bacalitos, Empanadillas, Mofongo, Pasteles, Tostones, Lechon, Arroz y Habichuelas, Tembleque and Tres Leche; is your mouth watering yet? These are just some of the many food delights that await you here in Puerto Rico. If you have visited Puerto Rico then I am sure you have tried some if not all of the above. [...]

Puerto Rico Food – The Basics

Puerto Rico Food

You can‘t come to Puerto Rico without trying the local cuisine. Whether you are planning on eating at local restaurants or buying food at local markets, it’s a good idea to have a basic understanding of the Puerto Rican names of food and dishes. Learning some of these (if not all) will help you enjoy [...]

Mofongo

Mofongo

The other day while at our local Cuban / Puerto Rican restaurant, Metropol, I had a really great Mofongo con Pollo. So if you are wondering what is mofongo, here you go. Mofongo is a mixture of fried green plantains or fried yuca, mashed together with garlic, olive oil and usually pork cracklings. It can [...]

Snow in Puerto Rico !!!

piraguas puerto rico

Well not quite, unless global warming really unbalances the temperatures here in Puerto Rico, you are not ever going to see REAL snow here on the island. But what you will find is this tasty thirst quenching frozen treat, the piragua. The piragua is Puerto Rico’s very own Snow Cone, made from shaved ice, covered [...]

Guavate Home of the Lechon

Guavate Puerto Rico for Lechon

Guavate located south of San Juan is not the only place on the island for find great lechon (roast pork), but it’s probably the most well known (it’s even been featured on the Anthony Bourdain No Reservations TV show). If you are looking for an authentic, popular with the local place then head to Guavate [...]