When visiting Granada, we ventured over to Parque Colón where we heard we could try a local street food called vigorón. Vigorón, which is served on a banana leaf, is a combination of mashed manioc topped with a tangy slaw and chicharrones (fried pork skin). I’m not going to lie – I didn’t really like it. It just didn’t jell well with my taste buds. For starters, it was served kind of lukewarm. I’m not sure if that’s the norm, but it really threw me off. Also, the slaw had these odd chili peppers in them that were quite vinegary. Further, the pork skin was tough to the point of being unchewable. Perhaps we just didn’t choose the right vendor, but there were a lot of locals eating from the same vendor side-by-side with us. In any case, you be the judge. Definitely give vigorón a try whenever you’re in Nicaragua because you just might like it!
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