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Typical Meal

The Food of Honduras

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These notes were made during a short trip to Honduras. These are just our food experiences and you may have a totally different experience depending on your budget, where you travel and where you eat.

Notes made March 2005

Typical meals - In Honduras, often there is no rice served with the standard fare, even breakfast. A typical breakfast tended to be refried beans (instead of whole beans mixed with rice like further south in Central America) eggs as you like, very salty fetta-like cheese, and usually cream. There is more yoghurt available in shops and restaurants and is often served with granola and fruit. Cereal is very limited and is served with hot milk. Main meals are often served with pickled vegetables, carrot, onion and jalapenos. Coriander (cilantro) is also commonly used in dishes.

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Chimole - is a tomato, chili and coriander salsa, often served with main meals.

Papusa - a medium sized corn meal flat bread stuffed with cheese and refried beans then cooked on a hot plate. This was originally an El Salvadorian dish which has been adapted by the Hondurans.

Tamale - corn meal stuffed with a variety of fillings, then boiled in the husk of a corn.

Tacos - small corn tortillas rolled with a filling and fried, served with salad and salsa on top.

Tiste - a corn and chocolate drink mixed with milk or water. A very interesting flavour, though we much preferred it with the milk as a mixer.

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