Spanish Friday: Pupusas en Afganistán

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Yo no creía que comería las pupusas en Afganistán pero me sorprendía. No las comí en la cafetería pero en la casa de unos amigos que vivían en El Salvador con nosotros y están aquí en Kabul.Pupusas de frijol con queso, con curtido y salsa roja.

Chocobananos

Generally, I don’t believe in fruit for dessert. I like desserts that are dulce: cakes, ice cream, chocolate. Chocolate ice-cream cake. But fruit? No. That being said, I have discovered a fruit-based (and chocolate-coated) Salvadoran delicacy that is acceptable as a postre — particularly if one is trying to be calorie-conscious: chocobananos.

Restaurant Review: La Pampa

One of our favorite restaurants here in El Salvador is La Pampa, an Argentinian-style steakhouse with locations throughout San Salvador and elsewhere. In fact, it’s our go-to spot for date night (yeah, we have “date nights”) and first-night-in-town dinner for visitors.La punta jalapeña.

Spanish Friday: Quesadillas Salvadoreñas

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Todo el mundo conoce las quesadillas: una tortilla deliciosa y rellena con queso, a veces conteniendo pollo o otros rellenos. Es salada y frecuentemente servida para una entrada a los restaurantes mejicanos. Pero hay las quesadillas salvadoreñas, y son bien diferentes.Quesadillas salvadoreñas.

Restaurant Review: Típicos Margoth

We’ve lived in El Salvador for more than eight months and have tried our share of comida típica, traditional Salvadoran food: tortillas, pupusas, tamales, casamiento, etc. We’ve even ventured out to the food festival in Juayua. But we hadn’t been to one of San Salvador’s most well known traditional restaurants, Típicos Margoth, until recently. Típicos Margoth: CarneContinue reading “Restaurant Review: Típicos Margoth”

Spanish Friday: Pupusería Autopista

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Ustedes saben que me encantan pupusas. El fin de semana pasado nuestros amigos salvadoreños — un compañero de Kail y su esposa — nos llevaron a una de las mejores pupuserías en El Salvador: Pupusería Autopista.Pupusas de ayote con queso, queso con loroco (una planta salvadoreña)Continue reading “Spanish Friday: Pupusería Autopista”

Pupuseria Doña Azucena

Even though we’re not in El Salvador yet, that doesn’t mean Kail and I can’t experience Salvadoran culture — particularly Salvadoran food. Specifically, the pupusa.Seeing as how there’s a national holiday in El Salvador dedicated to the pupusa, its national food, I thought it best to familiarize myself with this all-important dish. (Also, I considerContinue reading “Pupuseria Doña Azucena”