12/8/09

Street Food in Puerto Rico

I've been back home for almost two weeks, but here's another post from Puerto Rico.

You know what I love when I travel? Street food! It tends to be more authentic, fresh, inexpensive and fun than a typical restaurant. While driving on one Saturday in Puerto Rico, we stopped by a street vendor to pick a few snacks:

Here are a few pictures of beef (above) and seafood (below to the left) that eventually gets stuffed into plantains and fried. The flat looking pancake "thing" on the right is made with fish. Delicious.



And this was just fun: the last day in Puerto Rico, we were driving and noticed a restaurant called "Donde Olga"--of course we had to stop there: that's my name!

Again: great fried food. I had seafood stuffed and fried in a plantain, chicken kabob and the best steamed and marinated shrimp I've had in quite a while.

11 comments:

Junglefrog said...

I too love streetfood! Maybe not always too eat (depending on where I am!!) but it sure is fantastic for taking photos and getting a real feel for the authentic cuisine!
I hope you feel a little better soon!

Chow and Chatter said...

love street food like your restaurant!

Ben said...

Oh my, Olga! I love Latin America street food. There is something so honest and homey about it that ust makes me love it. LOL. Great post and great food :)

Jhonny walker said...

street food!!! so long since I had been to one. Thanks for sharing!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I totally agree, I love street food. More so than fancy restaurants.

Justin said...

this all looks and sounds fantastic

lesley lifting life said...

How fun! I went to Puerto Rico last summer and I LOVED it there : )

Velva said...

It is such a great experience to travel and to really experience the cuisine. I loved reading your post! I hope you are enjoying your travel through Puerto Rico.

Elra said...

Oh my gosh, My son is actually went there in summer. He loved it, he said the food was amazing. Sounds like you had great time and enjoy the food as well.

5 Star Foodie said...

Wonderful to sample the authentic street foods, sounds like everything was delicious!

♥peachkins♥ said...

It must be thrilling to have a restaurant with your name on it..