When Anthony Bourdain visited Nicaragua on his show No Reservations Season 7 Episode 3 (originally aired March 14, 2011), he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are the addresses and the dishes showcased on Anthony Bourdain Nicaragua, all in a convenient list.
Vaho (aka baho) is a traditional dish in Nicaragua that is made of slow-cooked cassava, meat, and banana. The meat (usually beef) is marinated overnight with garlic, onions, tomato and bitter orange. The marinated meat is then laid inside a big pot lined with banana leaves and layered with yucca. Fresh green onions, red and green peppers, and maduro plaintains with their skin are then added into the mix. The mix is then covered with more banana leaves and steamed. Vajo is often served with cabbage slaw.
WHERE IS IT?
Vaho tradicional 11 Calle Sureste entrada principal hospital Bautista 100 abajo Managua, Nicaragua
NOTES – Anthony Bourdain Nicaragua
Vaho Tradicional has been making and serving vaho for more
than 34 years.
DISH – Carne de Monte
WHAT IS IT?
Carne de monte (or “meat from the hills”) refers to a Nicaraguan culinary tradition that uses meat from mountain animals as the main ingredient. This includes iguana meat, where a whole iguana is cleaned and skinned. It is then added to a stew of pork, achiote paste, orange juice, vinegar and mustard, where it is braised until cooked and tender.
Flor De Pino is no longer open to the public but continues
to open for and serve to friends. Its specialty is carne de monte, including
iguana and fried bull testilces marinated in pineapple, pepper and lime juice.
DISH – Nacatamales
WHAT IS IT?
Nacatamal (nacatamales in plural form) is a traditional Nicaraguan
dish that is usually eaten while having coffee. It is made of nixtamalized corn
masa filled with pork, tomato and herbs.
Carnicería Valle De Flores is a butcher shop in Esteli that also serves pork dishes to customers, like chicharrón and chanfaina, a Nicaraguan dish made of pig organs simmered in spicy tomato sauce with achiote.
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