Saturday, November 12, 2005

Celebration of the pupusa


I love pupusas, and November 13 is the first National Day of the Pupusa in El Salvador. Both El Diario de Hoy and La Prensa Grafica have special coverage of the event and traditions surrounding El Salvador's national food.

I assume that most readers of this blog are familiar with the pupusa, but if you are not, here is a description:

The Salvadoran pupusa is a thick, hand-made corn tortilla (made using masa, a maize flour used in Latin American cuisine) that is stuffed with one or more of the following: cheese (queso) (usually a soft Salvadoran cheese called Quesillo), fried pork rind (chicharrones), chicken (pollo), refried beans (frijoles refritos), or queso con loroco (loroco is a vine flower bud from Central America). There is also the pupusa revuelta (with mixed ingredients of cheese, pork, and beans). Of course, a pupuseria is a place where pupusas are sold. Pupusas are usually served with curtido (a type of spicy coleslaw), and tomato sauce. They are eaten with the fingers. (Source: Wikipedia).

6 comments:

eduardo said...

Pupusas are great. The best ones I've had was somewhere in San Salvador. I cannot even remember where exactly we were, but the salsa made the entire meal such a delight. They have many Salvadoran restaurants in Virginia, but it simply isn't the same..

yferesdy28@aol.com said...

You forgot to mention the red salsa you mix with the curtido so it can taste better. I visit EL Salvador every summer and we bring back about 400 popusas but my mother also makes them and they taste the same since she was taught over there the ones they try to sell here are not even close.

sup3rs7ar said...

My husband is from El Salvador, specifically San Salvador. We were married there, two years ago, and we visited two years before that. I have eaten pupusas there, but I have to say, and my husband would concur that the best pupusas are made in a small pupuseria in Santa Clara, California. My husband grew up eating pupusas, so his opinion hold more water than mine. Depending on who is making the pupusas at Sabor Salvadoreno, you can get the gooiest, tastiest, best pupusas.

KARLA said...

I AM FROM EL SALVADOR AND I HAVE EATEN PUPUSA since i was born i love pupusas revueltas and of cheese. PUPUSAS ARE THE BEST FOOD!

tim said...

i went to el salvador but ididnot eat pusasa

Anonymous said...

My husband is from El Salvador and I learned about pupusas from him. His aunt makes the best pupusas. Even my childen love them. For me they are not complete without the curtido. I even took some to work and shared some with my coworkers and they loved them. I love pupusas.