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Traditional Gastronomy


Recipes of dishes, desserts and beverage from Panama.

 
[Thumbnail: Cabanga, a traditional dessert of Panama.]

The Sweet Cabanga

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2017-01-10

Traditional dessert made and sold in the countryside of Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: Cod torrejita, a Panamanian traditional dish.]

Cod Torrejita

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2015-03-29

A fried dish popular during Lent and Holy Week. [More]


[Thumbnail: Hibiscus flower, also known as Jamaica rose.]

Saril drink

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2015-01-13

Refreshing beverage served during Christmas Season in Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: Mastranto tea and lemon grass tea.]

Traditional teas: Mastranto and Lemongrass

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2014-06-05

Mastranto and lemongrass are two plants used for medicinal purposes in Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: Cod and potatoes, traditional dish in Panama.]

Cod and Potatoes, a Lent Dish in Panama

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2014-05-05

This coldwater fish found its way to the traditional cuisine of tropical Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: Meat being fried as preparation for the mono en bijao dish.]

Monkey, a Delicacy made in Chiriqui Province

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2013-10-25

Learn about the traditional lunch of the men who work the fertile lands of Chiriqui. [More]


[Thumbnail: Panamanian sausage links.]

Pork Sausage from Las Tablas

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2013-07-20

Traditional handmade sausage sold at the province of Los Santos. [More]


[Thumbnail: Bienmesabe, a Panamainan dessert.]

Bienmesabe: A Panamanian Delicious Dessert

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2013-07-06

This traditional sweet is made in the Chiriqui province. [More]


[Thumbnail: Corn ring from Chiriqui.]

Corn Ring from Chiriqui

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2013-05-19

Learn about this delicious dish made of tender corn. [More]


[Thumbnail: Ripe plantains for making madun, a kuna beverage.]

Madun, Madunburu o Madunguamu, Kuna Beverage

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2012-11-04

A traditional Kuna beverage made of plantains. [More]


[Thumbnail: The raspao is a sample of the popular gastronomy of Panama.]

The Refreshing and Popular Raspao

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2012-07-12

Raspao is the Panamanian name for ice cone or shaved ice. [More]


[Thumbnail: Bollos, a Panamanian dish made of corn.]

The Bollada

By: Luis Alberto Camarena B
2012-03-01

Bollos de maiz viejo are a traditional dish made with boiled corn. [More]


[Thumbnail: Panamanian golloria, made of plantain and sugarcane honey.]

The Tasty Golloria

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2011-06-17

Dessert based on green plantain and sugarcane honey. [More]


[Thumbnail: Cashew seeds.]

Roasting Cashew Nuts

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2011-04-25

Cooking activity that usualy takes place during Lent and Holy Week [More]


[Thumbnail: Mazamorra o pesada de nance.]

Mazamorra and Pesada

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2010-11-21

These are two delicious dishes made with the small fruit named nance. [More]


[Thumbnail: Carimanolas waiting for the frying pan.]

The Tasty Carimanola

By: Abel Vergara López
2010-03-21

This is a delicious tapioca-based fried dish common in Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: A Panamanian tamal.]

The Panamanian Tamal

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2010-01-15

Local variety of a widespread Latinamerican corn-based dish. [More]


[Thumbnail: Drinking coconut water]

Coconut Water

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2009-11-17

A refreshin beverage that is enjoyed by Panamanians from all ethnic groups. [More]


[Thumbnail: Some bollos de maiz nuevo ready for the table]

Bollos de Maiz Nuevo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2009-07-11

A traditional dish made with soft corn. [More]


[Thumbnail: The bun is a Panamanian traditional bread originated in the Caribbean.]

Bun, an Afrocaribbean Bread in Panama

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2009-04-12

Brought by the black laborers who build the canal, this bread is now a common dish during Holy Week. [More]


[Thumbnail: Milk egs, Panamanian sweets]

Traditional Homemade Desserts

By: Tamara Ponce
2008-06-05

Delicious dishes made at the Interior by our campesino women. [More]


[Thumbnail: The maquenca, a tropical fruit from Panama]

Maquenca: A Fruit From the Countryside.

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2005-01-17

A little known fruit that can be found in certain areas of Panama. [More]



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