Food & Drink in Nicaragua

If you've organized a visit to Nicaragua, or are considering a trip there, you may be curious as to what their food tastes like. After all, we all are acquainted with places in the world where the food sounds daunting if not downright repulsive. You can't just collect 14 days worth of microwave meals and toss them on the plane. So what's it like? Here's a brief summary of the cuisines of Nicaragua.

First of all, Nicaragua's financial system is growing nicely, and that brings overseas investment. And with overseas investment come the Americans, and their chains of fast-food eateries. Within the capitol of Managua, there are nearly as many McDonald's eateries as there are local eateries. There are well known restaurant names if you're worried about having Nicaraguan food.

Nevertheless, there's no reason to be fearful. The cuisine of Nicaragua is a flavorsome balance of Spanish, Creole, and Garifuna principles which the majority of people from the southern U.S. are previously acquainted with, specifically in the vicinity of the Gulf of Mexico. The foods are made from meats like beef, chicken, and seafood, therefore there are not many odd starter elements. To that, the locals add a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables grown right in the country, and flavor it with nearby grown herbs, roots, and spices. The real variation is the method all of these elements are blended together and served. You will be nicely surprised at how fresh and appetizing the dishes are.

As far as sweets, the two regional favorites are Cajeta de Coco and Tres Leches Cake. The first is a mix of yucca plant and coconut that has been browned and shaped into long, glass-like threads. The second is a cake that has been drenched in cream, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. Both are superb if you want to taste something local.

As far as drinks, rum and beer are the alcohols of choice. It is easy to locate international brands of beer if you don't feel comfortable with the Nicaraguan local brews. Non-alcoholic drinks are created primarily of fresh fruits mixed with milk or yogurt. Comparable to many foreign countries, it's best to not drink the water if you're not positive that it's purified. Also, make sure to order your drinks with no ice.

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