Nowhere is Guatemala’s syncretism more evident than in its food. Here you have a sampler of what is considered authentic traditional Guatemalan dishes, yet you can see Chinese fried rice and chow mein, French roll sandwiches fill with Spanish-style pierna (leg), Russian potato salad, buche and tomato salad, revolcado Guatemalan curry, Guatemalan tacos (fried flautas), fried chicken, and fried plantains in chocolate-based sauce by the name of mole. However weird this may sound, these dishes have little in common with the meals that originated them; they are Guatemalan food now.
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