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Review: Sugar and Spice

By admin | January 25th, 2011

Name: Sugar and Spice Bakery Location: Avenida Central Boquete Hours: Thursday – Tuesday Short Description of the food: Sugar and Spice is without question the best bakery in Boquete. In addition to bread and pastries, they also serve a light menu of sandwiches and soup. Since they use their own bread they have a hands [...]

Restaurante Las Orquideas Boquete

By admin | December 1st, 2010

Name: Restaurante Las Orquideas Location: Diagonally across from the Boquete Police station, just north of Restaurante Machu Picchu Hours: Breakfast M-S 7am-10:30AM, Lunch and dinner 11:30AM – 8:30PM , Sundays 7am- 4PM Short Description of the food: Typico. Right there I need to explain that there are several types of typicos in Panama. This is [...]

Cooking Panama: Bacalao – Salt Cod

By admin | April 18th, 2010

I wondered why in a land of fresh fish, Bacalao, salt cod is considered a special food in Panama. The history I have found varies with the source, one source in Spanish explains that is the Spanish spread round the world they needed an easy to store form of fish to eat for religious purposes [...]

Cooking Panamanian : Patacones a comfort food

By admin | April 5th, 2010

I am not a gourmet. I leave the art of being a gourmet in Boquete Panama to the Boquete Gourmet Blog and my friend Melissa, the Cooking Diva. I do however like food, good food. As I have aged and matured my tastes have changed, still I have my comfort foods, none are gourmet. In [...]

Thailand meets Las Ruinas, A fusion of taste and environment

By admin | March 21st, 2010

It has been almost a month since I have written about food in Boquete Panama, I eat at home more. I gave up writing reviews of restaurants some time ago and switched to writing first impressions because I only found a few restaurants in Boquete consistent enough to merit a real review. This is not [...]

La Ruinas Boquete Panama

By admin | November 26th, 2009

From the ashes of Rancho Pais has risen a far better Boquete Panama restaurant, Las Ruinas. Craig Jacobs a former executive chef from the US is determined to provide both entertainment and excellent food at reasonable prices in has large grass roofed facility in Alto Boquete. Walk through the gate into the restaurant and the [...]

Cuenca Ecuador

By admin | October 13th, 2009

I had to do it, I had to follow the bread crumb trail to Cuenca Ecuador to see why International Living and others haver called it a best place in the world to retire, last week and maybe this week also. I decided to do the trip by bus from Guayaquil Ecuador, I was told [...]

Road Trips: Guayaquil Ecuador Day 3

By admin | October 11th, 2009

October 9 is Independence Day in the city of Guayaquil and the city celebrates. There as a parade, I skipped it. there was a regetta of ships on the river. As the day progressed I felt an anticipation of the evening. I was told the party begins at eleven at night and keeps going. In [...]

Road Trips: Guayaquil Ecuador

By admin | October 9th, 2009

Not much more than a year ago an icon of the Expat community in Boquete Panama announced she was moving to Cunenca Ecuador. Like many people I wondered why, I told her I had money on her returning within six months. I was wrong she lasted a bit of a year. I really have no [...]

Carta Vieja, Rum made in Chiriqui Panama

By admin | August 19th, 2009

Just a short ride from Boquete Panama, near the town of Boqueron, is the distillery of Carta Vieja Rum and two types of Seco. Seco is the national drink of Panama and is best equated to moon shine, an American tradition. Acting on a tip from a friend I contacted the distillery and discovered they [...]