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Visitando a Macondo


Comida Colombiana en Los Angeles



Hace rato no como pandeyucas. En Miami, Pan Pa Ya tenia de todo: pandeyuca, pandebono, Colombiana, lo que tu quieras. Hasta vendian pandeyucas congelados. Cuando llegue a Los Angeles me concentre en organizar mi estudio de voiceover y conseguir trabajo. Unos meses después, empece a buscar sitios de comida Colombiana, pero ya estábamos en plena pandemia y perdí un poco la esperanza.


Paso el tiempo y me distraje con comer comida sana. Bueno, no tan sana. Hay un Taco Bell al lado de mi casa y voy a menudo a comer 'breakfast burritos.' y tacos. Pero son ricos y no me quejo. Tambien hay un restaurante italiano cerca y la pasta es buena. Pero añoro provar la comida Colombiano. El otro día, estaba en el San Fernando Valley y dije, ya, suficiente. El día estaba nublado y frio, como Bogota y sentí la necesidad de probar un pan Colombiano con cafe. Busque y salío 'Macondo Kitchen' en el app de Yelp cerca de mi. Eran las once de la mañana. No tenían pandeyucas pero antes de ponerme a llorar, pedi un pandebono con cafe. Delicioso. No me da pena admitir que hice 'sopitas' en el cafe, como me enseño mi hermana. El almuerzo del día era sopa de lentejas con arroz y pollo a la plancha. Se me hizo agua la boca y lo ordene para llevar.


Despues me entere que tenian un almacen al lado. Hice mercado de achiras, bocadillo y ponque negro. Me doy el gusto de comer una achira diaria pero ya se me estan acabando. Toca volver.




Colombian Food in LA

It's been a while since I've eaten pandeyucas. In Miami, Pan pa ya in Doral had everything: pandeyuca, pandebono, Colombiana, you name it. They even sold frozen pandeyucas. When I moved, to Los Angeles I concentrated on setting up my voiceover studio and getting a job. A few months later, I started looking for Colombian food places, but then we were thrown into a pandemic. The thought of eating pandeyucas went out the window. Years passed and I got distracted eating healthy food. Well, not so healthy. There is a Taco Bell close by and I often go there for breakfast burritos and tacos. But they're delicious and ready in minutes. There is also an Italian restaurant nearby and the pasta is good. But I miss typical Colombian food. The other day, I was in the San Fernando Valley and I said, enough is enough. The day was cloudy and cold, like Bogota, and I felt the need to eat Colombian bread with coffee. I searched for 'Macondo Kitchen' in the Yelp app near me. It was eleven o'clock in the morning. I was disappointed they didn't have pandeyucas but instead, I ordered a pandebono with coffee. It was delicious. I'm not ashamed to admit that I dunked pieces in the coffee, the way my sister taught me when we were little. The daily special was lentil soup with rice and grilled chicken. My mouth watered and I ordered it to go.

Later I found out that they have another store two doors down. I stocked up on achiras, bocadillo and black cake. I've been savoring the achiras by eating one a day but they are starting to run out. Might be time to go back.















Pan Pa Ya en Miami: https://panpayausa.com/

Macondo Kitchen en Van Nuys, CA: shorturl.at/egxGW

"Por fortuna, Macondo no es un lugar, sino un estado de ánimo que le permite a uno ver lo que quiere ver y verlo como quiere" ---Gabriel Garcia Marquez


 
Pilar Uribe
Pilar Uribe is an actor and voice talent, known for Yo soy Betty, la fea (1999), Wonderguy (1993) and Second Extinction (2020). Catch Pilar in video games, feature films, and tv shows + follow on Instagram and YouTube for more...



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