Flor de la Pasión

Flor de la Pasión by Arturo Godoy

Having a satisfying coffee with a very delicious torreja at La Cocina del Obispo, this flower was just there sort of flirting. It’s called Flor de La Pasión because it’s got a religious signfiicance and if I’m not mistaken it is Venezuela’s National Flower. If you know the flower, can you guess the colors and the significance of it?

Try to be fair and don’t look it up on Google or Wikipedia.

text and photo by Arturo Godoy.

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  • Manolo

    great minds… eh, Arturo?
    What I didn’t realize until recently, is that the plant that gives this beautiful flower also produces “passion fruit” which is a very trendy “tropical fruit” around here. I am not sure if I mention it on my post… but the three little thingies of the pistil resemble the three nails of the cross.

  • Eric

    Hmmm….I know it’s white/pale purple around the edges, and more intensely purple in the centre. I will take Manolo’s word for it, as far as the religious association. I can only think of propios that start with something like, “Ah, my little passion-flower…” 😀

  • @Manolo, you’re right! and wow, I had no clue about your post, and I found it very interesting!!! Thank you for sharing it!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    @Eric, Manolo’s link is very interesting, in the past I had read some of his posts there, and this one is indeed quite interesting and includes photos of the Flor de la Pasión 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • rworange

    A little late, but I knew it was purple and white because I also took a picture of it at La Cocina Del Obispo. Here it is in color

    Purple is the color of mourning in the Catholic church and is used during Lent. It is difficult to mourn though looking at such a spectacular flower.

    Thanks so much for your original post about the subanick at this restaurant. We went on Saturday and it is great. The lomito is very tender and tasty.

    As to the torreja … it is the best I have had in Guatemala. The charm of this dessert really eluded me until I had it at La Cocina. Now I’m a fan.

  • @rworange, thank you for sharing the information, you’ve added to this post, something veeeeeeeery nice!!! And, thank you for the compliments!!! I’m glad you enjoyed the food there!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I love all the food there 🙂

  • rworange


    Perhaps you would be interested in adding your comments to my post on La Cocina del Obispo on a food site called Chowhound

    This is a site where ordinary people write their opions about food and restaurants. I’d be interested in your comments. I’m curious about breakfast and hope to make it back some time.

    I’m a little, um, wordy But no need to post much. A sentence or two about favorites.

    It is also a great place to start your own post about restaurants you like. Currently there was a lot of feedback about some of the restuarants I’ve written about in Guatemala.

    I’ve eaten very well and knowledgably thanks to all the tips I’ve gleaned from Antigua Daily Photo.

  • @rworange, Wow!!! Thank you very much for the invite!!! We should invite Rudy too, he is a very experienced Sibarita 🙂 🙂 🙂 He is the one with most tips about places here 🙂 Seldomly I’ve been to a place he’s never been in… 🙂

    Oh, the breakfast there is just awesome!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Here, most usually posts are short for a lot of reasons, particularly because they are just small tips, and it’s so nice and amazing to receive feedback like yours!!! 🙂 So thank you very much!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I’ll check your links too, 🙂

    Again, thank you very much indeed!!!

  • rworange

    One final word … really. Chowhound doesn’t need an invite, it’s open to anyone interested in letting others know about their favorite resturant or a really bad resturant to avoid.

    So I hope Guatemalans will do some posts there and give us tourists and expats some hints on great places like La Cocina del Obispo.

    I know Rudy keeps address info on foursquare. I’ve been keeping similar info on Chowhound because you can include more info. Here’s the restaurant record for La Cocina Del Obispo

    Here are all the Guatemalan restaurants I entered so far for anyone interested in additional info such as website, menus, hours, etc … and links to the great Antigua Daily Photo pictures, if any. Note: the maps are currently a bit off, but the addresses are correct

    For anyone living or traveling anywhere in the world, Chowhound is a great site to ask where to find the best food.

  • @rworange, again, thank you very much!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Will surely give a glance and see how much I can contribute there 🙂

    Cheeeeeeers, and thank you for sharing all of this!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂