Tostadas, Flores Gutamala

People keep telling me that nachos doesnt really exist down here. But they have tosdadas which is apparently much more traditional. Mmm, i never knew the size of the corn chip mattered so much.

So after spending a couple of days in El Remate and going up to see the ruins at Tikal, which included highlights such as ruins, more ruins, animals snuffling around the ruins (no idea what that creature is, and no Juna i cannot eat it) and naked kiwis climbing ruins. Then we headed on our way to Gutamala City and Antigua. We stopped for a few hours in Flores, where i found some food. Which wasnt to hard, which cannot be said for full strength gin & tonics.

Though i ordered enchiladas (cheese coved tortilla things), not to be mistaked with ensaladas (boring salad, less traditional than nachos i think), i got tostadas. Oh well, the australian accent was bound to produce a few food adventures of its own.

Tostadas consists of a couple of deep fried tortillas covered in stuff. In this case the large round corn chips (tostadas) came out of a packet. They came covered in minced meat cooked in a tomato sauce, something that is done very well, much much better than it sounds to an australian used to ultra acidic bolognese sauce. Also you get some lettce, tomato slices, onion and cheese.
I did the stupid thing of trying to pick up a whole ¨chip¨ and trying to take a bite. This doesnt work so well, but no laughing as you would have done the same thing. The right way, at least for a westerner, to do it is break up the tostada with your fork a bit, so the bits fit in your mouth. Sounds sensible right?

The above picture does not reveal the food i just added to my pants, or the other hand trying to prevent (unsuccessfully) the fooding of said pants
I enjoyed this non nachos food group a lot. Once again it comes down to the central american ability to cook tomato and mince togeather extremly well. Bit of hot sauce and we got us a mouth party with no dorritos invited.

So far i have to add that im happy that they seem to have vegetables in their food in gutamala. Which means i may not have to search for a chinese place every few days and ask a straight broccoli dish.

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Growing veggies, keeping the solar going and listening to music; one might think Roy never leaves his home with his green thumb yet he is an adventurous foodie who loves trying the weird and wonderful cuisines of any culture. An electrical engineer by trade his nerdiness also crosses over into his love for folk music and playing warhammer.

3 Responses

  1. Mate, looks like you are having a great time. Those ruins look awesome…except for those new zealanders chasing the sheep up the stairs.
    Looking at the quality of some of those dishes, I assume you took a full gastro kit with you!

  2. Good to hear from you. The ruins at Tikal were amazing. But ive been told Machu Pichuu is even better, but ive still got a couple of months before i get there. I have got a few drugs for variuos stomach ailments, but ive never had a problem with dodgy food ever, so im push the limit to see what it takes to take me down. More street food for dinner again tonight πŸ™‚

  3. Roy, to add the border to the photos, edit the html page and look for this entry

    .post img {
    border:1px solid #333333;

    Make the details the same as I have there…

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