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Traditional Gastronomy

Recipes of dishes, desserts and beverage from Panama.

[Thumbnail: Corozos, a traditional food of Panama.]

The Corozo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

A tropical fruit that grows on a palm tree found in the rainforest. [More]

[Thumbnail: Pregnat bollo, a traditional dish of La Chorrera, Panama.]

The pregnant bollo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Half classic bollo and half tamale, this Panamanian dish as a curious name. Learn the reason for it, here. [More]

[Thumbnail: Pixbae, a traditional snack in Panama.]

The pixbae, an interesting snack of Panama

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

With bright colors, this fruit often caughts the attention of locals and tourists. [More]

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

The Sweet Cabanga

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

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

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

Cod Torrejita

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

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

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

Saril drink

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Thumbnail: Corn ring from Chiriqui.]

Corn Ring from Chiriqui

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

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

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

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

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

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

[Thumbnail: Cashew seeds.]

Roasting Cashew Nuts

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

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

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

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

[Thumbnail: A Panamanian tamal.]

The Panamanian Tamal

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

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

[Thumbnail: Drinking coconut water]

Coconut Water

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

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

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

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

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

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

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