If you love Life, you probably love food as well. If you love adventure and travel, you are probably open-minded about trying other cuisines. Alligator in Louisiana, frog legs in Illinois, escargots in Paris, fondue in Switzerland, roasted blood with meat in West Africa, antelope, grass cutter, squirrel, rabbit, shark or duck or quail cooked by me, I LOVE food and will try almost anything. The world is huge. I might not get to visit every single country but at least I can experience their cuisine and traditional meals right where I’m at! When a spot is only frequented by natives to that cuisine, that’s a great sign that the food is as good as it gets to the real deal back home. Today was my third trip to El Rinconcito Salvadoreno in Houston and their dishes have been consistently good and thus post-worthy.
EVERYTIME I go there I order pupusas and today was no exception. Pupusas are a cross between Indian naan bread, Venezuelan arepa, flatbread and tortillas. Pancake-shaped, they are made with corn flour and stuffed with queso (cheese) and sometimes another ingredient. My drink was the Ensalada de frutas which is literally a more-liquid fruit salad served in a glass.
Between colleagues and I, we ordered Revueltas Chicharron y queso pupusas (pupusas cooked with pork skins and cheese), tamal de pollo (tamales with chicken and potato inside), banana (fried plantains), They came served with the traditional frijoles, cabbage side dish, crema and what we call “mysterious sauce with a light yet delightful flavor“. I added the hot jalapeño sauce to make it picante!
Two of my colleagues are Salvadoran and it’s always great to go with a “local” who advises on meal choices, interpretes when needed, explains recipes, shares insights about the country and tells of personal experiences. One of them remembers fleeing on foot, hiding and crossing borders to get to the USA with his sister and Mom when he was a little kid. His story is amazing and I keep telling him he needs to write it down! Salvador is one of those great countries unfortunately messed up by shitty leadership and external influences. I watched the movie “Romero” which is a biopic about the Salvadoran archbishop who was killed, declared a martyr for the Catholic faith and canonized in 2018. Very insightful.
Republica de El Salvador, literally “Republic of The Savior”), is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It is bordered by Honduras, Guatemala and the Pacific Ocean. Read more on El Salvador here.
The food is good! Here are some of our clean plates.
And, can you believe the bill was just over $19 for everything??? We were shocked too! 😄. Stay blessed and Follow for more adventures.
Question: What country’s food would you love to see profiled here? 😃