Fair Food

mole and buñuelos

With the season’s celebrations comes the ever-present traditional fair food. Here we have a shot of Guatemalan mole and buñuelos in the foreground and Pirujos, the name for Guatemalan sandwiches, in the background.

Guatemalan mole is very similar to mole poblano, which is a chocolate and chili based sauce (over simplification of the ingredients). One big difference is that mole poblano is a meal with chicken or turkey, while Guatemalan mole is a dessert of plantains ladled with chocolate sauce or mole for short.

Guatemalan buñuelos are kind like round French toast and they are served with a lot syrup made from water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, all-spice just to name the main ingredients.

Both of these sweet desserts are welcome for the chilly and windy season. Bon appetite!

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  • c’mon, that’s the best you can do the day before i fly home? you *know* i don’t like sweet foods! 😛

    (and no, i haven’t started packing yet. and apparently you can get that vinegar over there anyway).

  • You have captured a food and culture photo in one shot. I especially like the looks of the Guatemalan mole.

  • Meg

    A local chocolate maker had one kind with chili in it, and I thought it was ingenious, but it wasn’t her invention, then! Someone liked it – Mom, maybe Ben – but I’ll go for the straight-forward sweet stuff.

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