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Panama Cuisine

Want to sample a basic Panamanian dish made in your own kitchen?  It’s not hard at all as the everday cuisine is simple, but delicious —

real comfort food!   The key to its goodness is the availability in Panama of the  freshest ingredients  imaginable.  Here is a version of a

national favorite:


* 1 chicken, cut up
* 3 cloves garlic (less if preferred)
* 1 sweet pepper
* 2 onions
* 1 tomato
* 1 & 1/2 cups of rice
* 3 cups of water
* a pinch of saffron
* salt & pepper to taste

Saute chopped onions, sweet pepper, tomato, and garlic in a little bit of oil.  Add water, saffron, chicken and washed rice.  Bring to a

boil over high heat, then cover and cook over a low flame until done, stirring once or twice during cooking.  Will take approximately

50 minutes — make ...

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From Satisfied Clients:


Dear Rene,

Thank you so much for your help in connection with my recent trip to Panama City. Your knowledge of Panama and its history, your great restaurant and native craft recommendations, your companionship and friendship, and most important for your thoughtful kindness to my 91 year old aunt made my trip a wonderful success.

I look forward to seeing you again in a few months. Best Regards, Philip M (Chicago, Illinois)

Killebrews2Dear Rene,

Just knowing we had a local expert waiting for us at the airport when we landed took all of the tension out of our recent trip to Panama. We love your country and appreciate all of your help! The shopping trip and dining experiences you led for us are treasured memories...

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Panama’s cuisine is indicative of both its northern and southern neighbors. Visitors can find the rice, beans, tamales, and tortillas common to Central America as well as the ceviche (cold seafood soup) and empanadas (fried corn tortillas filled with meat) of South America. The national dish is sancocho, a spicy stew with chicken and vegetables. Seafood is also plentiful and delicious.


René would be happy to arrange a special dining experience!

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