Saturday, April 20, 2013

El Salvadoran Food

As all our family gathered the weekend before Jason left on his mission, we had heard of an El Salvadoran restaurant in Downtown Provo that served authentic El Salavadoran food.  Jason had heard alot from returned missionaries how great pupusa's were and so we all trekked down to this restaurant the Saturday before he left to see what kind of food he would be eating for the next two years.

As Linda walked in the restaurant she found out how authentic it was when the people only spoke Spanish.  We all ordered different kinds of pupusa's, with cheese, cheese and bean, pork, beef etc including one with cheese and loroco which is a kind of flower that tastes like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower that is indigenous to El Salvador.  A pupusa is a very thick tortilla that is stuffed with all kinds of different stuff.  You can kind of see them on Jason's plate in the picture below.   I also ordered beans and rice with thick tortillas which was pretty good.  I'm not sure everyone really enjoyed the food since it was so different from a spice and taste perspective but it wasn't horrible.  I think Jason thought he would love them and didnt particularly care for them.  The loroco was particularly bad so I hope he doesnt have alot of that down there. 

But I think once he gets down there, he will learn things he likes and will get used to the spices and taste of food after awhile.  You can see from the picture above that he doesnt look to thrilled with pupusa's!  :)

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