I have never been to Humboldt Park before and I was super excited when I got to go with Kat, Mikey, Alice, Sarah and Crystal to this place!

They invented a sandwich called the jibarito, which is basically a sandwich with lettuce, thinly sliced spiced beef, cheese, and onions, all put between two plantains. The plantain is hand mashed and double fried so that it is crisp and can hold everything together. One of the best parts of this sandwich was the little bit of garlic they put on the top to really get the flavors going. It was amazing and it came with Puerto Rican rice. 

I also got a stuffed potato ball which is basically mashed potatoes with meet and cheese stuffed inside, and then deep fried. NOM NOM NOM, it went so well with hot sauce!


International Cooking : Puerto Rico [Part 3 - Las Últimas Recetas]

1. Jibarito Sandwich

2. Polenta  

3. Alcapurrias

4. Ponque (Bizcocho Puertorriqueño)

5. Arroz con Pollo

6. Coquito 

7. Arroz Mamposteao

8. Pastelitos de Guayaba, Polvorones or Mantecaditos, and Quesitos

9. Papa Rellena 

I’d like to take a second to make a post about all the Puerto Rican food I miss eating. So if you life fried foods or just delicious foods in general, this post is also for you.

an example of a place to find the foods I’m about to show you:

first we have some lechon:

then we have some pasteles con arroz y gandules:

(I know, it looks gross. But trust me, it is soooo good ugh.)

there’s always a jibarito if you want something light:

next up, some alcapurrias:

followed by some pastelitos:

can’t leave out the tostones:

gotta add in the traditional arroz y habichuelas:

(in my dad’s house this is literally a side dish to EVERY dinner he makes)

and we’ll finish this post with a snack platter:

and of course we can’t forget dessert:

anonymous asked:

Any recommendations for a trip to San Juan?

The dinner I had at Santaella was the best meal I had in quite some time, it was a super fun vibe too. Kasalta for breakfast/lunch. La Factoria was SO fun for a night out and came recommended by several locals. The Mezzanine at St. Germain in Old San Juan for drinks. Lunch at El Jibarito also in Old S.J. was delish. 

Anonymous said: Hello! Can you do a Jack G imagine where he’s dating a latin girl? I’m a latina and I wonder how it would be a relationship like that, with spanish words he doesn’t understand and stuff haha :) thank you so much and I love your blog ♥

First Meetings:

“Babe!” I called for my boyfriend, Jack “I’m in the back with Jack” he called back. I placed the groceriesI just bought down, and made my way to the back, “hey baby” he said getting up and giving me a warm hug “hey bubba” he smiled “what about me” Johnson pouted “hey youngster” I teased pinching his cheek “so we needa talk” I said sitting on one of the chairs “about?” Jack said furrowing his brows “us” I sternly said avoiding eye contact “go on” “okay, don’t get mad, I know your not ready but I….” “Oh god no” he said standing “yes” I said making eye contact “oh come on!” He said pacing “when?” He stopped “an hour” I closed my eyes, waiting for the yell “AHHHHHH” there it goes “yo what’s up?” Johnson tapped my shoulder as Jack paced the yard “he’s meeting my mom, and my cousins” “oh shit” Jack chuckled “how long has he been avoiding this?” “1 year” “WOWWWWW gilinsky, avoiding game strong” Jack said smacking his shoulder. “Your meeting them too” I said hitting jacks shoulder “fuck” he said sitting down “you guys are stressing over something so small” I chuckled “Imma start dinner, you guys better be ready within the hour” I said walking in.

I laid the food out on the table, Alcapurrias? Check. Bacalaitos, yes. pastelillos, got em. Relleno de papa, chicharrones, morcilla and jibaritos? Check. I washed my hands, setting the plate of rice and potatoe salad in the middle of the table. I went up stairs, took a quick shower and slipped on my long dress. I curled my hair and did some light makeup, slipping on my black heels. I went down stairs to find Jack and Jack sitting in the living room taking random snapchats “wow… My lady cleans up nice” he smiled kissing my cheek “my man cleans up nice also” I said returning the kiss. “When are they coming?” We were interrupted mid thought by the doorbell “right now” I smiled. I went to the door and looked back to gilinsky fixing his hair and Johnson checking his outfit. I opened and I was bombarded with hugs. “Mija” my mom said kissing me on my cheek “hola mami” I said hugging her real tight, I hugged my cousins letting each one in. They had little plates of food, typical. They stood there as I closed the door and stared at boy jacks. “Oh yeah” I chuckled “mami, Este es mi novio, Jack.” I smiled “Jack this is my mother” he smiled and struggled a bit “h-hola, me llamo Jack” “Jack she speaks English” Johnson laughed introducing himself to my family and oddly enough my cousin Javier and him got along, I mean I called it they literally are the same person except Johnson’s more outgoing and Javier is kinda closed off a bit. My mom and Jack got to talking while my cousin and me went to place the bags down. “Let’s eat!” I yelled, everyone sat at the table and I handed out the food, “babe what’s this?” Jack asked pointing to the Jibaritos “those are jibaritos, they are like sandwiches, but better” he sent me a smile before grabbing one with a little bit of everything. Johnson didn’t care he took a whole plate full of everything and went back to talking to my cousin at the table. I sat, eating a bit of rice before my cousin Ambar, came and started talking to me about Jack “¿Cuánto tiempo han estado juntos?” She asked me and instantly Jack shot me a look, he furrowed his brows “Dos años” I smiled back, I looked over to Jack who was mumbling to himself and looking at his fingers, “are you really counting to yourself in Spanish” Johnson laughed pointing towards Jack with his fork, “shush” he laughed “she asked how long where you guys together” Javier smiled “OOOH, thanks dude” Jack smiled back and they talked for a good amount of time “¿Por qué no lo encontramos antes.” My mom asked smiling, and Jack looked towards Javier. He explained to him and Jack spoke up “I was really nervous, I didn’t wanna make a bad impression.” He said putting his head down “I don’t know what for, we really like you” my cousin Ambar said “especially me” Javier smiled, Jack looked over to me and I was smiling hard. “I think this calls for some Coquito!” My mom yelled “co-qutio?” Jack asked with confusion “it’s rum” I smiled getting our glasses “rum? Count me in” Johnson laughed hitting my cousins back. My mom came and I poured everyone a glass “let’s make a toast” I smiled, my mom stood and hit her glass “Para mi hija ser feliz, con un chico guapo muy dulce mirar. Estoy orgulloso de mi hija y le deseo todo lo mejor. Con suerte tendré nietos pronto!” Everyone besides Jack laughed, he didn’t understand what my mom said. Johnson was dying from the last part. “Babe… What did she say” Jack whispered in my ear “she said, To my daughter being happy, with such a sweet handsome looking guy. I am proud of my daughter and wish nothing but the best. Hopefully I will have grandkids soon!” He laughed “grandkids yes? Soon, I wouldn’t go that far” he chuckled “but thank you so much, I really love your daughter and I’m happy to finally meet you” he said hugging my mom. He lifted our glasses and took a drink. I snuck away from the group to the kitchen to clean up, I was washing a plate when I felt Jack’s arms around my waist “what are you doing here, everyone’s in the living room” he said kissing my ear “I’m cleaning up babe” I smiled “do that later let’s have fun with your family” he said shutting off the water turning me to face him “you really need to work on your Spanish” I busted out laughing “I was surprised babe, you never really speak Spanish near me and the food don’t get me started, it was amazing. You need to make this more often” he chuckled “deal, I’ll make this more if you promise to learn Spanish” “deal” we made our promise crossing our pinkies and sealing it with a kiss “now, ven mi amor” he smiled extending my arm “I take it, you and Javier are getting along.” I laughed kissing his cheek “yes we are” he said pulling me back to my family “I love you” “love you too”