Guatemalan Cuisine

Maya (Guatemala)

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Many traditional foods in Guatemalan cuisine are based on Maya cuisine and prominently feature corn, chilies and beans as key ingredients.

There are also foods that are commonly eaten on certain days of the week. For example, it is a popular custom to eat paches (a kind of tamale made from potatoes) on Thursday. Certain dishes are also associated with special occasions, such as fiambre for All Saints Day on November 1 and tamales, which are common around Christmas.

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(0 ) Kak’Ik (Guatemalan)
Ancient Spicy Turkey Stew. Kak’ik combines a variety of spices, the most prominent being achiote, coriander and a variety of …
(0 ) banana bread (Guatemalan)
A slice of banana bread is a simple snack; when served topped with butter or honey, it is an accompaniment …
(0 ) seafood soup (Guatemalan)
The Caribbean coast of Guatemala has a wealth of fresh fish and coconuts. This dish, which frequently contains a wide …
(0 ) tortillas de yuka (Guatemalan)
Tortitas de Yuca or Tortillas de Yuca is a common dessert in Guatemala, traditionally eaten at breakfast with tea, coffee, …
(0 ) Pepián de indio (Guatemalan)
19th century recipe meat and vegetable stew in a thick recado sauce. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemalan_cuisine
thick meat and vegetable stew
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Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America and Guatemalan cuisine is famous in central America. Below is a list of the most traditional and popular dishes you must try in Guatemala.