Well, sometimes that means you have go to where the great food is….could be this article will have you taking a trip to Nicaragua even if only for the food! We’ve always told everyone we can that the food in this country is awesome (the whole freshly caught fried fish is my first meal every time I go) and now we have a report validating our opinion. Read on…
In Divided Nicaragua, National Dish Brings Rich And Poor Together
Everyone I met in Nicaragua wanted to know two things. Where was I from and had I tried vigorón?
It was the taxi driver who dropped me off at the airport at the end of my first trip to the country who was most disappointed that I had not managed to try Nicaragua’s national dish. And I had no good excuse for the oversight: Vigorón is ubiquitous on menus around the country, especially in the city of Granada, where I’d been. The hearty dish of starch, meat and vegetables adorned with condiments can be ordered for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Back home in New York City, I went in pursuit of vigorón, but I couldn’t find it on any menus. And it began to sink in that if I wanted a genuine introduction to vigorón, I’d have to return to Granada, Nicaragua, where it all started. A year later, I was back. Although I was ostensibly there to research a story about the Chinese plan to build a new canal in Nicaragua, admittedly one of my chief reasons for returning was to eat vigorón.
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