Today I went with a friend to a Guatemalan restaurant in Union City, NJ. I don't remember the name, but it was a small storefront, with a bakery rack near the door, and some seating on the side. It was pretty chilly inside, but the food was fabulous.
First I had a licuado de mango, which is mango and milk frothed together in a blender. Like a milkshake, but no ice cream. For an appetizer we had some Guatemalan sopes: masa rounds with tomato, ground beef, and white cheese on top. For lunch I tried two different kinds of tamal. One a tamale colorado: pork, red bell pepper, and tomato inside, and the other a tamelito de loroco: masa mixed with loroco and no filling. I also ordered a guacamole tostada because I'm a glutton.
Licuado de Mango
1 mango, peeled, seeded, and diced
1½ cups milk
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup ice cubes
Place all ingredients into a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Makes 1 drink