Tasting Puerto Rican fritters in Piñones - so yummy :P
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February 7th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
While we were at the airport, Kary & Gilberto already arrived to Piñones. Kary knew which one was Francisco's favorite spot, so they both waited for us there. First of all let me tell you that almost everything you'd find here is fried. So if you are on diet, mmm. I always try to eat healthy, but I was in Puerto Rico, haha.
You can find the famous: "alcapurrias", "bacalaitos", "empanadas" among other stuff. But we came specifically for the alcapurrias and bacalaitos.
When we arrived, Kary was having an alcapurria and Gilberto already ordered ones for us. The alcapurria is made from the mixture of yuca and plantains, filled with beef or crab and deep fried in oil. I got one with crab, very yummy. In order to enjoy it, I decided to stop thinking about the calories, haha. And in order not to feel so guilty I got water to drink, haha.
Well, first dish was really good and people got a 2nd alcapurria, but not me. I was saving space for the bacalaitos. The good thing here is that you can see when they are actually cooking the food.
Ok, a bacalaito is a fritter made of codfish (bacalao in Spanish), flour and seasoning. Not healthy or light, but tasty, specially if you like salty, and I do ;) although it didn't look that much, it was a lot of food. We all were full and it was getting late, better start moving. Kary and Gilberto would stay walking around and we would leave them. It was great meeting the guys and making new friends. :)
While we were having lunch, Francisco told Jess about our homeless situation and she agreed, we could crash at her hotel, how sweet!!! Yeeee! Problem solved. Ok, time to go to the hotel to leave our stuff an get ready for the night :)
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