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Street Eats: Yuca Frita
A definite must-try in El Sal is yuca frita––or in this case, yuca hervida. Served on banana leaves, the dish is based around fried or boiled yuca (cassava root), a mainstay of Salvadoran cuisine. Curtido––a pickled medley of cabbage, carrot and onion––is piled on top, along with hunks of chicharron providing some added crunch. I searched high and low for this dish and finally found it at the Juayua Food Festival, much to my delight. It did not disappoint.
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