All about Honduran food and drink, from breakfasts to beverages:
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If you're traveling to Honduras for the first time, you're probably curious about Honduras food. Luckily, food in Honduras isn't that different from food in the United States – with a few notable exceptions. Be sure to follow the links for Honduras recipes and other information about Honduran food and drink.
Breakfast in Honduras:
In large Honduras cities like Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, and La Ceiba, big American restaurant chains are cropping up with increasing frequency. Don't be surprised to find T.G.I. Friday's, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and even Cinnabon.
Burritas: shredded meat, refried beans, cheese and avocado rolled up in flour tortillas. Different from Mexican burritos.
Tamales: in Honduras cuisine, tamales may include vegetables or potatoes as well as chicken or pork. Beware before you bite, as bones are sometimes left in the meat!
Pastelitos de Carne: deep-fried flour pastries filled with meat, rice and/or potatoes.
Snacks & Sides in Honduras:
Tostones: crunchy deep-fried plantains, an indispensable side dish in Honduran cuisine. Also known as platanos fritos.
Ceviche: chopped raw fish, shrimp, or conch mixed with onions, tomatoes and cilantro, and marinated in lime juice. Served with fresh tortilla chips. Popular in every coastal region.
Arroz con Leche: Rice soaked in warm milk with sugar, cinnamon and other spices. Also known as Honduran rice pudding.