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The Tasty Golloria


[Green plantains are one of the main ingredients of the golloria.]

Green plantains are one of the main ingredients of the golloria.


[Sugarcane honey is the other main ingredient of the dish.]

Sugarcane honey is the other main ingredient of the dish.


[Plantains are cut to small pieces.]

Plantains are cut to small pieces.


[View of the moment when the plantain is mixed with the hot sugarcane honey.]

View of the moment when the plantain is mixed with the hot sugarcane honey.


[The mix must be steered for several minutes.]

The mix must be steered for several minutes.


[Our golloria es ready.]

Our golloria es ready.


By:

Marino Jaén Espinosa
2011-06-17

The word golloria is not a common one in the Spanish language. However, the Real Academia Española dictionary, the most prestigious one in the Spanish-speaking world, relates it to the very similar word golleria, which means exquisite dish. This definition fits perfectly with our Panamanian golloria

Golloria is made of two main ingredients: green plantain and sugarcane honey. The procedure to prepare it is very simple, yet the results are delicious. The first step is to peel the plantains and cut them in small pieces. At the same time, a pot is filled with sugarcane honey and then place on top of the fire.

While the honey is heated, the plantains are deep fried for several minutes. Then they are cleaned of any excess oil and mixed together with the honey, once the latter reaches the boiling point. This mix is steerd for a few minutes and the it is left to cool. After that, our golloria is ready.

Traditionally, golloria is enjoyed as a dessert, but due the fact that it includes plantain and sugarcane honey, it has a significan amount of nutrients. We encourage you to try this simple, yet delicious, dish of the Panamanian cuisine.


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