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Chilindrón de Carnero

Chilindrón de Carnero

Meat of mutton cut into pieces in a delicious sauce? How can we not like it?

Bread pudding

Bread pudding

Bread pudding is also known as bread cake or bread pudding in some countries of Central and South America. With this traditional recipe we will teach you how to use that old bread you have at home. Ingrediendts 1/2 pound of old bread 2 cups…

National Cocktail

National Cocktail

Description

National Cocktail was invented in the prestigious Hotel Nacional, is the epitome of the elegance of Cuban cocktails with the subtle mix of delicious flavors such as pineapple and apricot.

 

Ingredients

  •  50ml Havana Club Añejo 3 Years
  • Apricot brandy 10ml
  • 25 ml of fresh pineapple juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 20 ml of fresh lime juice.

 

National Cocktail Preparation

Add the pineapple
Add the rest of ingredients
Shake all the ingredients with force
Pour into a cocktail glass.

 

 

 

Cuban coffee

Cuban coffee

And finally, a Cuban coffee … a little coffee cup, a good cigar, plus a small glass of liquor, aged rum or cognac … and to talk over the dinner table. Of all this, the only thing that is done at home is coffee, which…

Floridita Daiquiri

Floridita Daiquiri

Description Enjoy the ice cream Floridita Daiquiri created according to the original recipe of Floridita, the legendary bar in Havana, by the famous bartender Constante Ribalaigua in 1937. Ingredients  An electric mixer  2 tablespoons of sugar The juice of half a lemon A few drops…

Lodging in Cuba, Where to stay when traveling

Lodging in Cuba, Where to stay when traveling

Hotels in Cuba

Here in Cuban Food Recipes we want to help you with some advice about lodging in Cuba and Where to stay when traveling.

When traveling to Cuba, one of the main things to address is a place to stay. Like in most countries you can choose a hotel, or a local accommodation. All Hotels in Cuba are state managed even when they use foreign investment. Stars are sometimes a little relative and you may find that what you expect for the amount of starts is not what you find in reality. Maybe for this, some foreign magazines assign starts as they decide instead of the official starts for the hotel. But don’t worry, big Hotels and hotels in packages are well suited to stay, and the government care for these installations is cardinal since tourism is the biggest source of income for the country.

The main hotels in Havana are “Habana Libre”, “Presidente”; which are in Vedado a very famous and centric zone; in Old Habana you can find “Parque Central”, “Saratoga” and many others.

To find a hotel that suits you, we recommend Booking.com, there you can find hotels by zones and reviews from these, trivago.com and others sites can also be used. Prices are not the cheapest in these sites, and you can find competition when you search the internet.

 

Private Lodging in Cuba

Another very valid option to stay is a private house for rent. These state licensed places belongs to local citizens and consist in the rental of a full house; a room in the house where the owners live, a room in a hostel like edification, where you can access other services like internet, meals, etc. And even you can find shared rooms for ”backpackers”.

Prices are dependent on the offer, but you can find from $30 a night to several hundred when you rent a full house. These accommodations offer a variety of services for the same price; you can get breakfast for free in some of them. For a cheap plus you can have food and others.

You should always rent in a licensed place; this ensures certain conditions that the government requires to grant one of these licenses.

You will get in any rent in Cuba, air conditioned, clean bed clothes, also in most of them a private bath is available, minibar and others. Also you will have the local counseling and hospitality which is very good to know the country.

These are some sites where you can find rents to book online.

Bandbcuba.com

Hostelsincuba.com

Hostalsuenocolonial.com

Booking.com

 

Payment from Internet

Because of embargo US-CUBA is difficult for Cubans to collect the money paid on internet, what it’s worst, is event illegal for sites send money to Cuba, what they do sometimes is put this money on virtual cards that Cubans have to empty in foreign countries or through a middle man.
For this, many times the sites that offer the booking system for these houses require that you paid in cash at arrival. This is totally normal, but if you want to have the security of have something paid, sites like booking.com do offer an online paying system.
We will be publishing other articles regarding traveling to Cuba. Keep in touch, and travel safe.

 

Isle of Pines Cocktail

Isle of Pines Cocktail

Description On lazy days, relax with Isle of Pines cocktails,  this simple mixture that bears the name of a small island in Cuba. Your hammock under the pines awaits …   Ingredients 60 ml Fresh grapefruit juice 50 ml Havana Club Añejo 3 Years 30…

Cuban sandwich

Cuban sandwich

This Cuban sandwich recipe is ideal for any time of the day. To the quality of its nutrients, we must add its intense flavor. Ingredients: 1 loaf of bread for sandwiches 4-5 slices of roast pork or in its place lacón cooked ham French cheese,…

Cafiroleta

Cafiroleta

This dessert, very similar to the Cuban boniatillo, originated in the area of Camaguey, Cuba.

  • 368g Sweet potato
  • 368g Refined Sugar
  • 184ml Water
  • 92ml Coconut Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 24ml Lemon juice
  • 3g Ground Cinnamon
  • Salt to taste

Peel the sweet potatoes, wash and cook until they soften, then crush or grind. Make a syrup with water, sugar and lemon. Shell the eggs and separate the yolks deposit in a bolus. Have disposed coconut milk, salt, and cinnamon.

In a thick-bottomed casserole, mix the sweet potatoes with the hot syrup, add the coconut milk and cook, stirring constantly, add the yolks little by little, add salt and let cook a few more minutes.

Present on dessert plates with sprinkled cinnamon.

 

 

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja

With this curious name is known a dish of minced beef, classic Cuban cuisine.