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Food (comida) In Panama

Its hard to explain the food here until you are actually here, but its really nothing like I could have ever expected. Being from Southern California we are exposed to amazing Mexican, Tex-Mex and Salvadoran cooking. Their cooking usually is based around seasonings and flavorings and lots of slow cooking. With Mexican food you can have anything from chilaquiles to tacos, burritos, enchiladas, Spanish rice and refried beans. El Salvador’s most notable dish is the pupusa, a thick handmade corn flour or rice flour tortilla stuffed with cheese, chicharrón (cooked pork meat ground to a paste consistency), refried beans or loroco (a vine flower bud native to Central America).

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