Businessman Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga invites tourists from Guatemala to get to know the flavor of his country through a small list of dishes.
Although this dish is eaten only once a year for the Day of the Dead, it is one of Guatemala’s most beloved foods. It is prepared with almost every type of meat you can imagine and is mixed with a vegetable marinade.
This amazing dessert uses two important ingredients in the Guatemalan diet, plantains and beans. When you take the first bite of plantain and discover the bean filling, you will know why rellenitos are a must in every home in the country.
These little balls that look like donut centers are a common dessert during the Christmas season in Guatemala. Made with flour and a little aniseed, they are the perfect dessert for those who love fried things. And don’t forget to drizzle a little honey on top.
Champurradas are the perfect addition to coffee in Guatemala. These are a type of crunchy sweet bread that you won’t find anywhere else.
Molletes or Torrejas
Molletes are extremely popular during Holy Week in Guatemala, although you can find them all year round. These little balls made of cornstarch and flour are dipped in a light honey that will make you lick your fingers.
Guatemalan ceviche is the perfect cure for any hangover. Pair it with some soda crackers and gallo beer and you’ll feel like new again.
Plantains in mole
If you are a lover of plantains and mole then this will be your new favorite dessert. The combination of all the flavors of mole plus the consistency of the plantains makes this one of those dishes you can eat for any occasion.
Beans with chicharrón
If you’ve never eaten beans with chicharrón, you’ve never lived. Beans are an essential part of the Guatemalan diet and when you mix them with chicharrón, they become one of the best dishes you’ll find in the whole country. Make sure you have your tortillas ready because you’re going to need them.
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