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Published on February 11th, 2016 | by admin

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What do Panamanians Eat Traditionally?

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It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what Panamanian cuisine is because like the Panamanian people, it is very diverse. Panamanians are a healthy mix of latinos, afro-antilleans, asians and indigenous. Of course, each ethnic group brings its own blend of spices, recipes, ingredients and cooking methods.

Along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, the diet consists of mainly coconut, seafood, root vegetables, and tropical fruits. The Caribbean coast has mainly indigenous and afro-antillean communities. This lends to more traditional methods of cooking, such as over fire and with all natural ingredients. The afro-antillean influence has also brought in more spicy food in some areas.

hojaldras-panama

Hojaldras (o-hal-dras) fried simple dough, not sweet.

tortillas-de-maiz-panama

Tortillas de maíz con queso fresco (tor-tee-yahs deh my-eez kohn kay-so fres-co) corn tortilla with bland locally-made white cheese on top.

bollos-panama

Bollos (boh-yos) corn dough, traditionally rolled in a banana leaf, and boiled

carimanola-panama

Carimañola (ka-ri-mañola) fried meat pie of mashed yucca with meat and/or cheese inside.

ceviche-panama

Ceviche de corvina (se-veech-eh) sea bass ceviche, made with garlic, lime, onion and cilantro.

arroz-con-pollo-panama

Arroz con pollo, arroz con guandú (ah-ros kohn po-yo / guan-doo) often served at celebrations or holidays; rice with chicken, rice with guandu bean.

pipa-panama

Agua de pipa (ah-guah deh pee-pah) coconut water.

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