Awhile back I went on a date for the first time in a very long time. It was very sweet — we went for a bite to eat at a Thai restaurant and then we wrapped up the night with sitting at a city park, while being accompanied by family of mice. He we so gentlemanlike, he even offered to stomp on them if they happen to crawl up my leg.
But then he said five words that made me cringe:
“Puerto Rican food is boring.”
He talked about how he visited Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, and he wasn’t impressed by the food. When I asked him what he ate, he said porkchops. Of all the foods he could have eaten from the Puerto Rican cuisine, he decided to choose a slap of fatty pork — that he can get from anywhere.
The Puerto Rican cuisine is a fusion of African, Spanish, and Taino cooking traditions. Our dishes are infused with a sweet-and-salty palate, with an explosion of fresh, lively flavors.
That isn’t boring, your food palate is, mister!
Here’s some of what our dishes include. And they’re amazing:
RICE WITH BEANS