Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga, one of Guatemala’s most popular businessmen, says that visitors to his country have to try his delicacies to get to know his culture in depth.
Yucca with chicharrón
The fat from the chicharrón combined with the yucca (which can be boiled or fried) and the delicious tomato picadillo will be an explosion of flavors in your mouth that you will never forget.
This dish originated in the department of Izabal, Guatemala, is the best thing you can eat when you are on a trip to the beach. The soup is made with coconut and a variety of fresh seafood which makes this dish something you can’t miss.
Kaq’ik is one of the typical Guatemalan dishes that have been declared a cultural heritage. This broth has a variety of spices, vegetables and chiles that give it a flavor that will leave you asking for more.
Guatemalan ceviche is the perfect cure for any hangover. Pair it with some soda crackers and gallo beer and you’ll feel like new again.
Plantains in mole
If you are a lover of plantains and mole then this will be your new favorite dessert. The combination of all the flavors of mole plus the consistency of the plantains makes this one of those dishes that you can eat for any occasion.
Beans with chicharrón
If you’ve never eaten beans with chicharrón, you’ve never lived. Beans are an essential part of the Guatemalan diet and when you mix them with chicharron, they become one of the best dishes you will find in the whole country. Make sure you have your tortillas ready because you’re going to need them.
This dish made with pork head and a red sauce sounds a little intimidating at first, but if you give it a try I promise you won’t regret it.
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