Some people love trying out new foods and experiencing new tastes and flavors; most people even travel for it. If you are one of those and you want to try some delicious yet appetizing cuisines, then you must add Cuban cuisines to your list.
This country possesses some good techniques and recipes of cooking which are worth trying. In the below list, we have discussed the 10 most famous foods in Cuba.
1. Ropa Vieja
Ropa vieja makes one of the most appreciated and mouthwatering Cuban foods. This food and its recipe have been inherited from the Spanish Canary islands. Ropa vieja is prepared with meat, onions, bay leaves, cumin, bell peppers, etc. The meat is first boiled and then shredded before adding to the recipe.
2. Vaca Frita
Vaca frita is a crispy beef dish. It is made of shredded flank or skirt steak. If you directly translate the name, it becomes fried cow that refers to its preparation method. The ingredients required are beef, bay leaf, bell peppers, lime juice, garlic, onion, black peppers, and olive oil.
3. Platillo Moros y Cristiano
The platillo Moros y Cristiano is tasty Cuban rice and one of the national dishes of the country. It is the combination of rice and black beans which are cooked together.
4. Arroz y Frijoles Negro
Arroz y frijoles negro is white rice with black beans, another recipe for these two ingredients. This dish has a simple recipe. It is easy to cook. The beans are cooked until they give a smooth and creamy texture, and rice until they fall apart.
5. Arroz Con Maiz
Arroz con Maiz or simply rice with corn is a simple dish. White rice is cooked with corn together in the same vessel. This dish has different variations because it is also cooked in Puerto Rico and Dominica.
Medianoche is a mouthwatering sandwich cooked in Cuba. The sandwich is filled with roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and ham. The bread for this sandwich is also made specifically with soft and sweet egg dough. It is mostly eaten midnights. It is found in almost every dance club.
7. Lechon Asado
Lechon Asado is roasted pork. It is one of the most-eaten and favorites dishes of both the Cuban locals and visitors. Pork can be roasted in different methods, and each restaurant and home has its method. However, most of them use a sauce made of vinegar, garlic, and seasonings.
Frita is a Cuban burger you don’t want to miss. Traditionally, these burgers were made with ground beef, Cuban rolls, onions, julienned potatoes, and seasonings like smoked paprika. Ketchup is also a key ingredient in the recipe.
9. Arroz Con Huevos
Arroz con huevos is called the lazy lunch among Latin Americans. It is simply a bowl of rice with a fried egg. This dish also has many variations. Some also make it with plantains, savory sofrito, cheese, parsley, etc., for better taste.
10. Yuca Con Mojo
Cuban locals love yuca con mojo due to its exceptional taste and health benefits. It is normally used as an appetizer before the actual meal. It has two methods for preparation, i.e., fried and boiled. However, even for the fried method, you will still need to boil cassava before frying.