Baleada Bliss

Honduras

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Baleada Bliss

Continuing our long standing obsession with the best and cheapest of the world’s street food, the Honduras Baleada provides some heavy competition in what reigns supreme. Think of the Baleada like a cross between a quesadilla and a soft taco. The basic foundation is a thick handmade flour tortilla stuffed with pureed black beans, meat/seafood, [...]

Comfort Foods of Mexico

Mexico

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Comfort Foods of Mexico

Tiny cooktops balanced on a crate made from backyard scraps, bikes carrying a heaping tray of home made delicacies, the ringing bell of a slow moving pastry case– hawking the foods that eerily compete in flavor with the more expensive plates at nearby restaurants. We eat here many nights; the sidewalks of Mexico. Boiled corn [...]

Only in Mexico

Mexico

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Only in Mexico

Everything feels like a celebration in Mexico, even a simple (yet incredible!) meal from a sidewalk taco cart. In standard form, we picked the place that seemed to draw a big crowd, looked at what others were ordering, and determined our meal based on what was best by popular vote. This method has served us [...]

Pupusas

El Salvador

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Pupusas

Today we ventured to the outskirts of town (which is not far in this little beach town, about a block) in search of the Pupusa: One of El Salvador’s staple meals. A hand formed cake of corn flour and water, mixed with your choice of fillings and cooked on an outdoor griddle. It was hands [...]

Rolling with the Chicken Bus

Nicaragua

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Rolling with the Chicken Bus

Most everyone who has spent time in central america has had the luxury of riding the local bus system, known fondly throughout all the region as the chicken bus. Look familiar? The majority are old American school buses- the ones you rode to school as a child. Little of the interior has changed, and for [...]

Dave's Wicked Stomach Prevails Again

Cambodia

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Dave’s Wicked Stomach Prevails Again

I’m not a night person. It’s rare for me to go out late, and even more rare to enjoy myself if I do go out late. Which is why when Dave decided to go have a beer with some fellow travelers, I stayed back and read a book. Little did I know, Dave went out [...]

The Zoo? No, the morning market.

The night market in Luang Prabang is well traveled by every foreigner. Each night the main street closes to traffic and stalls fill the the space with handicrafts. Tiny alleyways fill with food vendors and a substantial meal can be had for pennies. But a lesser known market exists along these alleyways in the morning. [...]

Ants for Dinner

Laos

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Ants for Dinner

We have no way of fact checking, but are 95% sure that we just ate ant eggs, or possibly larvae… Maybe both. Don’t cringe. It was so good that even after we figured out what it was, we couldn’t stop ourselves from finishing the meal. Dare I say we will likely eat this again before [...]