Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cuban Food

One of the great things about the internet is that no matter where you live, great ethnic food is only a few clicks away.

Perhaps one of the best kept ethnic food secrets in the world is Cuban food. Outside of South Florida and New York City, you're a lot more likely to find Thai or Indian restaurants than Cuban food. And those restaurants that do serve cuban food generally have it on a broader menu that includes other cuisines. And while most places you can get something that they call a "Cuban sandwich", if you've got a hankering for Bacalaitos, you're just out of luck. If you've never had Bacalaitos, go order a bag of the mixture right now. They're salted codfish fritters, and taste a lot better than they sound. Think "cuban hushpuppies" and you'll get the idea. These are always a hit when we bring them out at a party, and they're extremely easy to make.

I was very pleased to receive an email that told me about The Cuban Mega Store. All my favorite cuban foods that I've had to fill up suitcases with when traveling to South Floria or New York City are available.

Perhaps cuban food will see popularity once Castro lets loose the mortal coil and Cubans can get a taste of freedom. If you haven't tried it, you're really missing something special. Cuba Libre!


KeKe Mortson said...

Love your blog! I am originally from NC and love NC BBQ and foods!

Grilling Greg said...

Thanks Keke! And welcome!