Discovered Rice Pupusas in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

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I would probably be in big trouble living in El Salvador with pupusas available at every corner; LOVE THEM!!! A traditional yumminess that has been incorporated into the Belizean cuisine as more and more immigrants from our neighboring Central American country come to call Belize their home. There are three pupuserias in San Pedro Town and probably a couple restaurants that serve them, so pretty much I’m still in trouble with the option of having pupusas any day of the week.

They are so delicious and you can fill them with pretty much anything you like including chicken, lobster, shrimp, pumpkin, spinach or opt for the one I crave the most, the Mixed Pupusa (beans, pork and cheese). But I have heard that others stuff them with other ingredients like fruit and even rice and beans!! The possibilities are endless and up to your creativity. The pupuseria ladies are happy to please their customers with any requests they may have.

A couple weeks back I was excited to discover that Pupuseria Salvadoreño on Pescador Drive, was serving rice flour based pupusas for the entire weekend as opposed to the traditional corn flour ones. I learned from doña Sari that rice pupusas are just as or even more popular that the corn pupusas in El Salvador. Her pupuseria/restaurant offers them when she can get a supply of the rice flour from family members traveling from El Salvador to Belize.

Let me tell you, I was hooked – like them even more than the corn pupusas. They are heartier and crispier. I suggest you eat them at the restaurant or almost immediately because they tend to become chewier as they get cold. So the next time you are at Pupuseria Salvadoreño ask for the rice pupusas and let me know what you think of them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Rice flour pupusas being prepared on the hot comal at Pupuseria Salvadoreno

Rice flour pupusas being prepared on the hot comal at Pupuseria Salvadoreno

Pupusas are served with a vinegar-based (cabbage & carrot) slaw and tomato sauce

Pupusas are served with a vinegar-based (cabbage & carrot) slaw and tomato sauce

Pupuseria Salvadoreno is located on Pescador Drive (Middle Street) with Pupuseria Haiti located across the street. The very popular Waruguma Restaurant is the third popular pupuseria in town that recently relocated to a larger location on Angel Coral Street (Back Street)

Pupuseria Salvadoreno is located on Pescador Drive (Middle Street) with Pupuseria Haiti located across the street. The very popular Waruguma Restaurant is the third popular pupuseria in town that recently relocated to a larger location on Angel Coral Street (Back Street)

 

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