Nicaragua - People and places: Carne asada

Carne asada


A Nicaraguan stronghold is 'la fritanga', a species of Nicaraguan fast food available on sidewalks throughout Nicaraguan cities and pueblos. There you will find carne asada (beef, chicken, pork), fried cheese, gallo pinto (that perfect mix of rice and beans), enchiladas (a la Nica), fried ripe plantains and tajadas (fried green plantains, a latin american version of potato chips) and many other delicious treats. Don't expect it dirt cheap...that plate cost C$85 ($3.25) but its a hefty portion of Nica cuisine that's sure to fill the largest appetite! Ummm!