Xummoner

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"Yeah, it's dragon fruit. It's actually pretty hard to find in supermarkets. I've only seen them a couple of times but didn't had the change to try them. They come in different colors too, I've seen white and yellow ones too."
in Costa Rican Food I ate — Sep/10

"Casados get that name because that's what married workers would eat at work(casado means married). Single workers didn't had someone to cook such "complex" (lol) dishes, so they would probably had "gallo de cafetal" which literally means "coffee plantation's rooster". Gallo is actually whatever you can think of, wrapped around a corn tortilla. A "gallo de cafetal" was a corn tortilla stuffed with a simple egg omelet and mashed black beans wrapped around banana leaves for easy transportation and/or re-heating, which is what a male worker back in the days would cook for himself. Casados, depending on the area, economy, etc would basically be white rice, black or red beans, fried sweet plantain and some sort of protein (beef, fish, pork, eggs, etc) and sometimes some kind of "salad" or vegetable."
in Costa Rican Food I ate — Sep/10

"If I'm not mistaken, that's POPS's Pitahaya ice cream, it's the "flavor of the month" every now and then. It has no dairy products so I don't know in what category it fall, probably a sorbette instead of an ice cream. As you can see in the picture, those black dots are actually pitahaya seeds so it has a bit of a crunch when you bite into it. I used to have that ice cream with my ex all the time when he was in the country."
in Costa Rican Food I ate — Sep/10

"We call that kind of sweet potato, Camote; the one with the purple skin. I actually haven't seen the North American variety (the orange one) here. Fun fact about "camote", it's what people call a crazy person (crazy as in clinically crazy, lol) because our "forefathers" use to think camote was a cure or an aid for crazy people. So if someone tells you: "está camote?" (are you camote?) they're literally saying: "Are you crazy?""
in Costa Rican Food I ate — Sep/10