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Buen Provecho!

As a self-proclaimed "foodie", I thought I would designate a post as a culinary tour of our trip.  Jordan and I REALLY enjoyed the "comida tipica", or common dishes, in Costa Rica.  When one thinks of rice and beans it probably seems a bit lackluster.  However, when done WELL, they are delicious.  There is also much to be said for eating what the locals eat - it is a component that can truly submerse travelers into a culture.  You know what they say..."when in Rome, do as the Romans do".  In Costa Rica they say "buen provecho".
 
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Traditional "casado", which means "marraige".  Seasoned rice, beans, cabbage salad, plantains, and stewed chicken.

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Costa Rica adventures (Jenny Johnston)

Traditional breakfast of eggs, rice & beans, plantains, and fried tortilla-wrapped cheese.

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Costa Rica adventures (Jenny Johnston)

Salsa Lizano accompanies EVERYTHING in Costa Rica!  I loved it...Jordan was not huge fan.  It tastes similar to Worchestershire sauce...don't let the strange green color fool you.

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Costa Rica adventures (Jenny Johnston)

Fried local tilapia, crispy plantain chips, rice, & vegetables.

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Costa Rica adventures (Jenny Johnston)

Breakfast of champions!  Tamale, fried plantains, and fresh watermelon.

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Costa Rica adventures (Jenny Johnston)

Fresh fruit and fresh juice were elements of almost every meal we had.  Here we had granadilla, pinapple, papaya, watermelon, banana, and papaya juice.

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Costa Rica adventures (Jenny Johnston)

Fresh seafood ceviche on the shore of Puntarenas.


Mixed seafood grill at Tango Mar: Octopus, calamari, mussels, shrimp, lobster tails, clams, fish, oysters, scallops.

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Costa Rica adventures (Jenny Johnston)

Chorreadas con natilla, empanadas, ​patacones con salsa, guacamole. We also enjoyed casado, horchata, pejibaye, cas, guanabanas, and torta chilena during this last meal in Costa Rica.

 

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