Best Puerto Rican food

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#1 Jun 12, 2013
I love curry chicken. I don't know too much about Puerto Rico. What types of dishes would be the most flavorful? I like rice and beans and I know each island has its own version. But what about curry chicken, anything like that Puerto Rico style.

El cacique

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#2 Jun 12, 2013
Shleepi wrote:
I love curry chicken. I don't know too much about Puerto Rico. What types of dishes would be the most flavorful? I like rice and beans and I know each island has its own version. But what about curry chicken, anything like that Puerto Rico style.
Hey Shleppi,

PR cuisine does not make liberal use of curry, if at all. However, in some of the British West indies they do.

We use plenty of garlic, oregano, mashed black peppercorns, salt,. some of the more modern kitchens nowadays (more like all) make plenty use of sazon. I personally don't care too much for Sazon (too much msg)

Our food is not spicy. Most people who are unfamiliar with PR cuisine are not aware of that. It is more of an earthy and the seasonings are subtle. We also use ajies (great in stewed beans). We also use cilantrillo (a type of cilantro) along with culantro.

Plenty of beans. We consume red meats and chicken quite often. Interestingly for an island we do nor consume a lot of sea food as is customary in the other smaller islands.

We have a varied cuisine. Indeed. It is a reflection of our European, Indian and African influences.

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#3 Jun 12, 2013
Shleepi wrote:
I love curry chicken. I don't know too much about Puerto Rico. What types of dishes would be the most flavorful? I like rice and beans and I know each island has its own version. But what about curry chicken, anything like that Puerto Rico style.
Here is a thread I started awhile ago,it talks about PR food I hope it is what you are looking for.

http://www.topix.com/forum/world/puerto-rico/...

El cacique

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#4 Jun 12, 2013
Rice....Rice....Rice....

How could i forget rice...Where's my head?

LOL!

It was more like i took it for granted, i suppose.

Rice dishes prepared in about 100 different ways!

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#5 Jun 12, 2013
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Shleppi,
PR cuisine does not make liberal use of curry, if at all. However, in some of the British West indies they do.
We use plenty of garlic, oregano, mashed black peppercorns, salt,. some of the more modern kitchens nowadays (more like all) make plenty use of sazon. I personally don't care too much for Sazon (too much msg)
(It's Shleepi, not Shleppi.)
Yeah, there's too much msg. I love the seasoning Sazon but I know about the msg.
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text>Our food is not spicy. Most people who are unfamiliar with PR cuisine are not aware of that. It is more of an earthy and the seasonings are subtle. We also use ajies (great in stewed beans). We also use cilantrillo (a type of cilantro) along with culantro.
I love cilantro! Now I will check out cilantrillo, thanks for suggestion. And now culantro. Great.
El cacique wrote:
Plenty of beans. We consume red meats and chicken quite often. Interestingly for an island we do nor consume a lot of sea food as is customary in the other smaller islands.
We have a varied cuisine. Indeed. It is a reflection of our European, Indian and African influences.
Yes I imagine so. Wonderful thoughts.

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#6 Jun 12, 2013
Nubeluz wrote:
<quoted text>Here is a thread I started awhile ago,it talks about PR food I hope it is what you are looking for.
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/puerto-rico/...
Thanks, I'll look.

El cacique

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#8 Jun 12, 2013
News Worthy wrote:
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Good ol El Cacique: always putting the Euro/White at the top of the list!!
You must be black. Sounds like you have a complex.

Your issue.

El cacique

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#10 Jun 12, 2013
News Worthy wrote:
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Good ol El Cacique: always putting the Euro/White at the top of the list!!
Hey Fa**ot,

You brought up color first.

I was thinking of PR cuisine trying to engage in a constructive thread, before you came along.

Yes, Europeans go on the top the list. They were the conquistadores.

Take it up with the historians.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

#12 Jun 19, 2013
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Fa**ot,
You brought up color first.
I was thinking of PR cuisine trying to engage in a constructive thread, before you came along.
Yes, Europeans go on the top the list. They were the conquistadores.
Take it up with the historians.
Wow that really hurted me, honestly. How dare you say you are a puertorican, do you know the our history?? Conquistadores, we all knkow Cristobal Colon was nothing but a thief and a crook, and the spaniors killed, abused and rape the indian and you call that conquistadores? We embrace our heritage however we dont glorify it like you do, Racist Pig!!!
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

#13 Jun 19, 2013
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Fa**ot,
You brought up color first.
I was thinking of PR cuisine trying to engage in a constructive thread, before you came along.
Yes, Europeans go on the top the list. They were the conquistadores.
Take it up with the historians.
Before the spaniors arrive to Puerto Rico, there was already and organize culture, the taino. Come on man!!! This is a beautiful Forum honestly how can you screw it up like this???? Are you puertorican by heritage, where you were born??

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