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In Addition To Pupusas Salvadoreñas, Here Are Other Dishes And Antojitos That Are Popular In El Salvador

As someone who isn’t Salvadoran, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of comida Salvadoreña is pupusas. However, after speaking to friends from El Salvador, they made it clear that I’ve been missing out on so many other delicious antojitos Salvadoreños, and here are just a few of them. ????

1. Queso Petacones

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This brand of cheese is very popular in El Salvador. With a similar texture to Mexican queso fresco, this cheese is thicker and harder. This cheese comes in an array of flavors, such as ‘Duro Blando Con Loroco,’ ‘Duro Viejo,’ and ‘Morolique.’

2. Quesadilla

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In El Salvador, a quesadilla isn’t melted cheese wrapped in a tortilla. It’s a sweet cheese pound cake that is often enjoyed with coffee or milk as dessert. This quesadilla Salvadoreña is made with flour, sugar, sour cream, cheese, eggs, butter and is topped with sesame seeds.

3. Semita de piña

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Semita de piña is a popular pastry in El Salvador, usually found in bakeries or packaged in grocery stores. It is a sweet bread filled with fruit jam. The most popular filling is pineapple, but you can also find semitas de mango, guava and plum.

4. Totopostes

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Totopostes are small, round treats made with maiz. If you want to have a classic Salvadoran breakfast, some totopostes dunked in hot coffee is the way to go.

5. Tamales de elote

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These tamales de elote are made with fresh corn, sugar, milk, masa and butter. And as pictured above, they are often enjoyed with a side of crema Salvadoreña.

6. Elotitos ‘Diana’

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Unlike the tamales de elote, this Salvadoran snack is more on the salty side. These Salvadoran corn nuts are sold in different flavors as pictured above: “Con piquete” or “Con limón.”

7. Jalapeños ‘Diana’

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Similar to the Elotitos corn nuts, these Jalapeño tortilla chips are also produced by the brand Diana. If you’re a fan of spicy treats such as Flaming Hot Cheetos and Spicy Doritos, these chips are right up your alley.

8. Anything ‘Diana’

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In El Salvador, Diana is a very popular brand when it comes to antojitos Salvadoreños. As shown in the picture above, you can enjoy their Nachos, Korchips, Platanitos and Popotitos.

9. Mangos Tiernos

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Unlike the bright orange mangos you might be used to eating, these mangos tiernos are green. As shown in the picture to the right, these mangos can be enjoyed with a sprinkle of salt, lemon and tajín.

10. Pollo Campero

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Even though Pollo Campero is a chain with franchises in the United States, it is especially popular in El Salvador. When people travel to El Salvador, they will bring back entire boxes of the Pollo Campero chicken because it is said to taste a lot better in El Salvador.

11. Pupusas

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You can never go wrong with some warm and tasty pupusas Salvadoreñas. This dish is made with thick corn tortillas, cheese, and sometimes beans and chorizo. And they are BOMB. ?


READ: Here Are 13 Antojitos People Bring Back After Traveling To Colombia


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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

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Viral Video Of Overworked Texas Dominos Workers Burdened By Snow Storm Goes Viral

Texas’s current power crisis from a devastating storm has disrupted power generation and frozen natural gas pipelines. The is historic storm has driven electric demand higher than the state has ever seen, but it’s not just electric energy being overextended as a result. It’s physical and mental human energy as well.

Recently, an image of two exhausted Domino’s Pizza workers went viral for showing the extreme exhaustion workers are experiencing.

In a post shared to News4sanantonio.com’s Chime In page a user by the name of July DeLuna explained “This Dominos in San Antonio. Working during this crisis. They had a weekend worth of food and it was gone within 4 hours. This team helped those that needed help. These are the essential workers that need recognition. They were the only pizza place open. Every pizza place was closed but dominos stayed open to help those in need.”

Little else is known about the exhausted workers in the viral image but it did rack up over 8K comments within hours of being posted.

“Dominoes better pay them for the shifts they’ll miss while they don’t have any ingredients. With this practical free advertising it’s the least they could do. Otherwise these kind people worked themselves out of already bad hourly pay,” one user commented.

“,As someone who works in the food service industry, the thought of selling out of all product in only four hours and how much work goes in to preparing that much food is unfathomable levels of nightmare fuel,” another noted.

In another response to the image, a Reddit user wrote “I cannot express to you how upsetting it is to be the only food source open during hard times, to still be open and show up to do your job with higher than normal levels of orders, and still get yelled at by management for not having orders out within a window of time.”

Images of overworked and stressed is nothing new of course.

Fast-food workers are often burdened by their field’s daily challenges. In 2020, food industry workers are being forced to endure customer abuse at even higher rates. Last year a TikTok video of a Subway restaurant falling asleep while in the middle of making a sandwich went viral.

“This is actually really sad. I can’t imagine how underslept she is. Not to mention the wage people get paid at Subway… She deserves better,” one TikTok user by the name of Monique Emilia commented at the time. The skincare influencer Hyram also commented writing “Poor thing… Can’t imagine how underslept she is, we’re too hard on service workers.”

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CDC Warns Of Listeria Outbreak Linked To ‘Hispanic-Style’ Cheeses

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CDC Warns Of Listeria Outbreak Linked To ‘Hispanic-Style’ Cheeses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning everyone against “Hispanic-style” cheeses linked to a listeria outbreak. The latest food outbreak is attacking one of the most sacred things in our diets and people have a lot of opinions.

Listeria has been detected in “Hispanic-style” cheeses, according to the CDC.

According to a warning from the CDC, listeria has been detected in what they are calling “Hispanic-style” cheeses. This means that people should avoid queso fresco and queso blanco. The source of the outbreak is being tracked and there is some understanding about where the outbreak is coming from.

The CDC recommends that people avoid these cheeses right now and to make sure that the cheeses they buy are made from “pasteurized milk.” Listeria is a serious illness for the elderly, people who are immunocompromised, and pregnant people.

The CDC reports that Connecticut officials have found Listeria in some El Abuelito queso fresco. The cheese was purchased from a supermarket in the area where a patient purchased “Hispanic-style” cheese. The outbreak seems to be concentrated in the Northeastern United States and has impacted four states.

Seven people have been hospitalized because of the Listeria outbreak.

The announcement is a very personal attack for a lot of people. Queso fresco and queso blanco are very important for a lot of dishes in our cuisine and to go without, during Lent and Covid, is asking a lot of us.

People are kind of irked that the CDC didn’t use a different phrase to talk about the cheese.

We get that technically the cheese is in Spanish and that it is more commonly used in Latino food. However, the cheeses have names that can be used. Sure, there was no idea of the brand but would it really be that hard to say “queso fresco and queso blanco”?

At least it would have prevented other people from having to answer other people’s questions.

It’s called efficiency. Some news outlets were sharing images of yellow queso dip because it is also technically a “Hispanic-style” cheese but it not the cheese in question.

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