Some people like their food extra spicy. In the States there’s even a sauce called “Mo Hotta, Mo Betta.” There are contests for how hot you can cook or eat. Personally, I think they’re masochistic. I like flavor, I don’t like pain.
So I was thrilled to discover the typical Costa Rican cuisine is more middle of the road. Sure you can find any kind of food, especially in the larger cities where all sorts of ethnic restaurants entice hungry patrons. But your common, everyday dishes do not ring any fire alarms.
Rice and beans, the main staples of most of the world, are also found everywhere in Costa Rica, in every meal, including breakfast. But once you start exploring Read more