The Spoon Blog

Culinary Tour with Spoon in Old San Juan

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In July 2018, Discover Puerto Rico was created as the Island’s official DMO (Destination Management organization). DMOs are not for profit organizations whose purpose is to grow the visitor economy and enhance long-term economic development. We look forward to working with the DMO to help position Puerto Rico as the Caribbean’s premier destination for leisure,…

Classic Mofongo Recipe

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Welcome back to our Plantain Recipe Series. Today we dive into another classic: MOFONGO! This fried garlicky mash made with fried plantains is comfort food at its finest. Eat it as a side or top it with a protein like fresh lobster in a garlic white wine sauce. It’s even more delicious than it sounds!…

Puerto Rican Tostones Recipe

Plantains, native to Southeast Asia, were introduced to the Caribbean in the early 16th century. They easily adapted to the region’s tropical environment and rapidly dispersed throughout Puerto Rico, quickly becoming a staple in the diet. Throughout the years, numerous dishes have been created using these…

Coffee Shops in San Juan

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Image cc Puerto Rico Tourism Co. There’s something magical about a cup of coffee. Well, not just any cup of joe! It must unquestionably begin with quality beans. [Disclaimer: I’m not a purist and I will sometimes add cinnamon and other toppings if the beans are not great to begin with] For me, it’s a…

Sofrito Recipe

Cooking the Globe

Sofrito: The Flavor of Latin-American Cuisine By Chef Daniela Rivera Sofrito – It’s the condiment or “sazón” that gives Latin American cuisine its distinct flavor. Each country has a variation of sofrito and Puerto Rico is no exception. What makes sofrito in Puerto Rico different from those in the rest of Latin America would be…

El Yunque Treehouse

Arroz – El Yunque Treehouse

You jumped in a cold yet revitalizing waterfall, hiked some scenic trails and even saw a coquí frog. But now your stomach is grumbling and you need to remedy the situation before you start considering eating what looks like a delicious red berry (and is actually a poisonous seed). Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered!…