Tis the Mango Season in Honduras. It is a great time to enjoy a truly magnificent fruit. Locals love it green, before it is ripe. They add lemon and salt, pepper and even chili powder. Personally, I like them ripe. There are so many different varieties of Mango’s, that I will not even go into them as It would be a never-ending story!
Cassava AKA casabe is Garifuna delicacy that you can get used to! Cassava or Casabe is made from “yucca” a root that is like the potato. The Garifuna food relies on Cassava, or “Yuca” like they call in Spanish. This is an important ingredient that goes with most traditional seafood dishes that are part of their gastronomy.
History does justice to Honduras as the place where Cacao was first introduced to Europeans. Archaeological excavations give us reason to believe that Cacao was actually first known and processed in Honduras.
It is a fact that small rural restaurants in Honduras have a special taste to their food. Perhaps it is because they serve authentic organic meals. It could also be because the use of local herbs. Many are actually cooked with wood ovens or stoves, and may get their unique taste from that.
Many travelers on a budget have discovered that street food has a special flavor. You do not get these flavors in a fancy restaurant! Best of all, street food is affordable. You can stretch your budget a long way if you resort to eating in the streets.
There is no doubt that trying new foods puts some pizzazz into your vacations. Enjoying a gastronomic experience is part of a great holiday. So you will ask, which are the unique flavors of Honduras?
Christmas in Honduras is one of the most important national holidays. Many families travel to their home towns to celebrate Christmas with their families. It is a time to spend as a family.
There is one unique fruit that few people have ever seen or tasted. Yet EVERYBODY has tasted the main product produced from this fruit. Yes Cacao is the main source and ingredient to produce chocolate.
If you ask about Honduras typical foods, you will inevitable come up with the “baleada”. So just what is a baleada, and what makes it so special?