La comida típica de Puerto Rico El desayuno Empanadillas: Puerto Ricans have several dishes related to the empanada. “Empanada” is a stuff bread or pastry. It comes from the word empanar which means to wrap or coat in bread. Empanadillas are made of flour and filled with carne (pollo, chorizo, pavo, etc), mariscos, queso, o huevos. El desayuno Rellenos de papa: Mashed papas stuffed with seasoned ground carne, spices and then deep fried. Para beber… Jugo de china, jugo maracuyá, o café El almuerzo Guanimes con bacalao: dumplings with codfish El almuerzo Asopao: a hearty gumbo made with either pollo or mariscos. A popular version is asopao de gandules (pigeon peas). Asopao de pollo takes a whole pollo, which is then flavored with spices such as oregano, garlic, and paprika, along with salt pork, cured ham, onions, cilantro, olives, tomates, chorizos, and pimientos. Para beber… Refrescos Jugo Aperitivos Sorullitos de maíz: cornmeal sticks with cheese, served with mayuketchup Aperitivos Bacalaíto Frito-Cod Fish Fritters is a traditional appetizer in Puerto Rico. ... Roadside stands hang the fried bacalaitos right over the skillet Aperitivos Alcapurria-Fried Cassava: a dish from Puerto Rico made from a mixture of yautia (and may contain grated calabazas, tropical pumpkins), papas, platanos, green banana, filled with picadillo, pollo, turkey, carne, etc., and deep fried in oil. Yuca "alcapurrias" are usually stuffed with crab, shrimp or lobster meat. "Alcapurrias" are also one of the many dishes served on the kiosk stands or cuchifritos. La cena Arroz con gandules, pernil (puerco) y pasteles La cena Bistec encebollado, arroz blanco con habichuelas guisadas y tostones Postres Flan de coco Postres Piraguas:frozen treat, shaped like a pyramid, made of shaved ice and covered with fruit flavored syrup which are sold by vendors, known as piragüeros, in small colorful pushcarts. Postres Arroz con dulce: sweet rice pudding, Puerto Rican style Plantains/Bananas Plantains tend to be firmer and lower in sugar content than dessert bananas. Bananas are most often eaten raw, while plantains usually require cooking or other processing, and are used either when green or under-ripe (and therefore starchy) or overripe (and therefore sweet). Plantains are a staple food in the tropical regions of the world, treated in much the same way as potatoes and with a similar neutral flavor and texture when the unripe fruit is cooked by steaming, boiling or frying.