Discovering arepas

On the hipsters-filled Queen Street West of Toronto, we passed by this gem…

Arepa Cafe.

What is an arepa you may ask?

According to Wikipedia,

An arepa is a dish made of ground corn dough or cooked flour, popular in ColombiaVenezuela and other Spanish speaking countries. It is similar to the Mesoamericantortilla and even more to the SalvadoranpupusaArepas can also be found in Panama, Puerto Rico and the Canary Islands.

The possibilities for fillings are endless! On our first visit, our arepas were filled with black beans, pulled meat and fried plantains. It was perfection! Unfortunately, my phone got stolen recently so can’t show you the picture of the dish but trust me, it was the best ‘sandwich’ I’ve ever had!

It was so good, that we had to go the following day.

This time I tried avocados with chicken and fortunately I sent the picture of my arepa to someone, just for the sake of making them jealous.

When I returned home, I went on a mission to recreate these dishes.

And then I find out that I need to buy this to make arepas! I don’t think it’s available in Kuwait. However, if any of you lovely readers can let me know where I can find Harina P.A.N.  pre-cooked corn meal in Kuwait, I would be most grateful.

 

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