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The food in Honduras

By Maangchi

These are some photos of food from my trip to Honduras that I’d like to share my readers. I stayed at a hotel with a kitchen and a small refrigerator, so I could cook. I took some Korean spices and ingredients when I left for this trip because I would expect I would like to cook. Luckily everything worked out well and I could choose what to eat.

Culantro: I saw this in a local market in La Ceiba. It smells like cilantro. The local said they use this in soup. I wish I brought some of this home.

Street food of roasted corn with a little salt and squeezed lemon.

Fruit smoothie made with pineapple, banana, and strawberry was my favorite.

Spanish doughnut churro. Delicious but too rich for me. When I eat sweets too much, I find it difficult to swallow.

Jumbo size burrito. couldn’t finish it.

Many people say Coca -Cola made in Central America and Mexico is more delicious because they use real sugar. Is it true? I was curious about the taste. Not much difference for me.

Lobster dish, yummy!

Fried red snapper bearing fried plantain.  I finished the whole fish. : )

“Oh, you did a good job! BTW how about the head? You mean you ate the head too?”

“Yes, I did!”

When it comes to fish, I know what to eat. : )

Baleadas (stuffed flour totilla which is folded in half)

Beef, black beans, salsa, and tacos.

Tortilla, chicken, steamed vegetables, and rice.

Picante made with onion, chili pepper, carrot, vinegar.

Conch fritters.

Conch ceviche, yum!

Open your mouth and I will put it in! : )

Fried snapper, plantain, cabbage salad, and rice with beans.

Cheap food in a market but it was tasty: fried chicken, plantain, and sauce on top.

Pupusa filled with chesse! Does it remind you of one of my recipes?

Holly molly! I went to a Chinese restaurant one day in San Pedro Sula. I wanted to eat some vegetables and seafood. The waitress couldn’t understand my body language and I couldn’t understand their menu either. She kept saying, “si? si?” Voila! this huge plate of dish came. I was almost having a heart attack! This plate is for maybe 4-8 people. Under the vegetable mountain you will see fried noodles. They basically fry ramen noodles! eww!  The restaurant didn’t provide chopsticks only fork. Strange!

My hotel had a kitchen, so I could cook. One day I bought fresh shrimp at a local market in on the island and made my lunch box with stir-fried rice. I shared with some other backpackers.

Soy sauce, black ground pepper, and honey glazed tomato! Great for my breakfast.

Rice and doenjang jjigae made with chopped squash, onion, potato, and the shrimp. All I can say is “very delicious!”

Steamed egg. My friends love this simple recipe!

Kimchi jjigae made with my homemade kimchi. There was no napa cabbage, so I used a regular cabbage. Before going to the island I picked up some groceries in a local market which was a wonderful decision I made because it was way too expensive in the island. Besides, the vegetables sold in the island were not fresh.

With homemade kimchi, I made kimchi stew, kimchi stir-fried rice, and kimchi sujebi! lol  When I made kimchi sujebi, I invited some local people. They loved it. I forgot to take some dried anchovies for the stock but it still turned out good.

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15 Comments:

  1. lostcyco Virginia My profile page joined 2/11
    Posted February 23rd, 2011 at 2:51 am | # |

    You’re so brave on going to different countries and trying out different cuisines and experincing different cultures! haha I feel like I will get homesick really fast, looks yum yum!

  2. Kayla Baltimore, Maryland My profile page joined 11/10
    Posted January 1st, 2011 at 12:56 am | # |

    I don’t know if it’s because of where it’s made, but my fiance prefers Coke in a glass bottle. He says it has a different taste and stays crisper longer. I don’t really care for soda, so I don’t drink it enough to know the difference.

    That shrimp looks delicious; do you have the recipe up for that? I’m always looking for new things to do with shrimp.

    And I used to always eat tomatoes like that when I was younger, except no honey. Just soy sauce or salt and black pepper. I think I don’t eat as many tomatoes nowadays because of how often I ate them when I was younger.

    Pupusa looks like hoddeok filled with cheese. I want to make some now, but I don’t think I have enough flour. ):

  3. Souavarat Houston, Texas My profile page I'm a fan! joined 9/10
    Posted December 31st, 2010 at 10:41 pm | # |

    All looks so derrious Maangchi! It looks like you had a wonderful time.

  4. Brian_Montoya Colorado Springs,Colorado My profile page joined 12/09
    Posted December 31st, 2010 at 4:02 am | # |

    everything looks great! but yes mexican/latin amercan cokes and other sodas have real cane sugar, go to a mexican store and get the fresca its way better! i think the coke isnt that different but you can still taste a little diffence :)

  5. vb38 My profile page I'm a fan! joined 7/10
    Posted December 30th, 2010 at 9:26 pm | # |

    Snapper & conch – I WANT SOME TOO!

  6. mokpochica Michigan My profile page I'm a fan! joined 1/09
    Posted December 28th, 2010 at 11:14 am | # |

    ¡Qué rico! Pupusa is like hoddeok with cheese, right? :) I made hoddeok for my family this Christmas vacation and everyone loved it of course. I would love to go to Honduras and try all of this delicious food–except for the fried ramen noodles. I’m craving plantains now.

  7. Tuty My profile page joined 5/09
    Posted December 27th, 2010 at 6:36 pm | # |

    Maangchi,
    Culantro should be available in NYC too. Go to any Latin Market (such as Puerto Rican grocers) or Vietnamese market known as saw leaf herb or ngò gai.

    I love these types of food. Real food.. nothing gourmet about it. The lobster looks utterly scrumptious but the others are mouth watering too.

  8. ryanct203 Bridgeport, CT My profile page I'm a fan! joined 10/10
    Posted December 27th, 2010 at 6:18 pm | # |

    I love this! Thanks for sharing! I am always taking pictures of my food and my friends think I am crazy! ahaha, I don’t care! I have some good spanish audio lessons that I can send to you if you want. You can listen to them while you are cooking at home. That way, by the next time you go on vacation, you will be fluent in spanish! haha… I have to tell you, now that I make Korean food all the time, I don’t want to eat Chinese food anymore… Sorry! It’s true! The tomatoes look amazing! So simple, but so delicious!

    ryan :)

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted December 28th, 2010 at 7:57 pm | # |

      “.. my friends think I am crazy!” : )
      I sometimes think I’m a little crazy when I am tempted to take photos every single dish that I eat. Thank you very much for your interest in my recipes. Happy New Year!

  9. themodman NY, NY My profile page joined 12/10
    Posted December 27th, 2010 at 9:59 am | # |

    Amazing, thanks for sharing! Mouth is watering for lobster + fish now..

  10. Phaedrus Dayton, Ohio My profile page joined 12/10
    Posted December 27th, 2010 at 9:42 am | # |

    Oh good, you got some pupusas. I love that stuff, I try to find them here in the US whenever I can find them. It makes me very happy. I spent 3.5 years in Honduras, all in Tegucigalpa. My dad was working there and I went to grade school there. You trip brings back lots of happy memories for me. I remember the sopa de marisco that I had there, with a lot of coconut milk and assorted seafood. The caracoles were terrific (conch).

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted December 28th, 2010 at 8:00 pm | # |

      “You trip brings back lots of happy memories for me.” I absolutely understand how you feel.


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