Aquí están tus buñuelos hechos por Doña Rosa del Barrio San Judas en Managua, Nicaragua. ¿Qué son buñuelos? Masa de yuca y queso, frito, y servido con miel de azucar y canela. Calientitos y recien sacados son ¡deliciososisimos!
Una comida típica de Nicaragua es la sopa de queso. Por tradición, algunos no comen carne roja durante la Semana Santa. Tampoco hacen dieta y, por eso, hay una gran variedad de delicias disponibles. Sin embargo, poniendo días y fiestas religiosas a un lado, esta deliciosa sopa de queso es una comida típica que podés comer cuando sea…como hice yo el domingo pasado en el Barrio Memorial Sandino de Managua.
|armadillo (Photo credit: Ainhoa_SS)|
|Cerro Apante, Matagalpa (Photo credit: svengaarn)|
In Nicaragua, the armadillo is commonly hunted and prepared in a sumptuous dish, mostly in the rural areas of the country. In my travels, I have heard this animal referred to as cusuco, pitero, canchuncho, armado and, of course, armadillo. I ate canchuncho once…tastes like a cross between chicken and pork, IMHO.
More about el canchuncho….click here.
|Pig grazing in the bay _2908 (Photo credit: ashabot)|
Ok. You’re in Managua and somebody invites you to The Factory. Cheesecake Factory in Managua? No. It’s The Factory, steak and seafood restaurant in the Inter Continental Hotel in the heart of Managua. So, is it worth it? Check out the pictures:
The restaurant decor is top notch. Everything was well planned and nicely decorated in this restaurant. You can sit inside or outside in the hotel courtyard, close to the pool. Service is excellent as well: friendly waiters, very attentive to the customers, without going over the top.
I had the imported 16 oz. NY Strip steak with a black pepper sauce (which I soon replaced with the Nicaraguan favorite – chimichurri) with cross cut fries. My wife chose the jumbo shrimp in butter and garlic sauce with a medley of grilled vegetables. Presentation and quality were excellent. The sauces left a little to be desired, in my humble opinion. As far as the steak goes, 3/4 done seems to be getting rarer and rarer lately although the cut was an inch think so that is to be expected. I only ate half of it…and the waiter gave me a load of that fresh bread…to make a really tasty sandwich later!
The Factory is not cheap. It is one of the nicer restaurants in Managua, Nicaragua at the moment. Service was great and the food was good. Great ambiance.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it an 8.5.Hotel Real Intercontinental Metrocentro Managua, Nicaragua (505) 2276-8989
Check out the prices here.