Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cafe Havana is my new favorite dining place




Cuba is known to be the land of mojo-marinated pork and guava sugar cookies.  But more than offering a typical dish for family gatherings and friends, you will find a  whole slew of other delicious Cuban dishes that bring havana to your palate. Cuban cuisine is a mix of Asian, Caribbean, Spanish, and African heritage. 

One would find garlic and onions as favorite flavorings in a Cuban kitchen.  And at Cafe Havana, you are  guaranteed to get these terrific treats to tempt your taste buds.








Aside from garlic and onions, you'll find that white rice and black beans are staples in the Cuban kitchen. In fact, one of the classic sides has it. The famed Cuban black bean soup gets its flavor from onion, oregano, peppers, and garlic.

Plantains are another Cuban staple. With a taste similar to a banana, plantains are often fried or stewed. Addition of plantains makes a dish taste sweet and tangy at the same time. Caribbean Shrimp Curry are prawns simmered in coconut curry sauce with bell peppers. It was served with fried banana and steamed rice.

I love the flavors packed in the Habanera beef! This classic Cuban cuisine original recipe comes with a power sauce that combines sour orange, tomato puree, garlic, cumin, olives, red pepper and raisins. Savoring the dish is like is Havana!What makes the Spareribs Habanera (P 605) from Cafe Havana is its #guava sauce served on the side. Its fried potatoes make a perfect compliment.





Cuba's major crop is sugar cane, and it figures in most desserts. It plays an up-front role in Cuban Flan, which is a rich custard with a caramelized sugar crust. And it makes the Guava Pie simply delicious!






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