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The pregnant bollo


[The pregnant bollos are wrapped in royal palm leaves.]

The pregnant bollos are wrapped in royal palm leaves.


[Due to the seasoning ingredients, our pregnant bollo acquires a coloration more similar to a tamal than to those of other bollo varieties.]

Due to the seasoning ingredients, our pregnant bollo acquires a coloration more similar to a tamal than to those of other bollo varieties.


[Once you cut it in two, the reason for its name is evident: It carries inside a piece of chicken meat.]

Once you cut it in two, the reason for its name is evident: It carries inside a piece of chicken meat.


By:

Marino Jaén Espinosa
2018-11-25

The pregnant bollo is a traditional dish of Panama, strongly associated with the city of La Chorrera. The curious name of this bollo comes from the fact that, as opposed to other bollos, its belly is filled with a chicken piece.

The main ingredient of the pregnant bollo is the boiled and grounded corn. It is mixed with seasoning ingredients such as achiote, principal de la masa del bollo es el maíz viejo. Al maíz de le añaden condimentos como el achito, cilantro, garlic and onion. This mix is shaped in cilindric pieces and filled with a chicken piece. Next, the bollos are wrapped in royal palm leaves and cooked. Then, they are ready to be enjoyed.

We invite or readers to visit La Chorrera, so they can eat the delicious pregnant bollos on their natural environment.


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