Salvadoran..wait, is that even a word?


You know it’s a hit when you go two weeks in a row (or it is just affordable, which this place is!).  Sabor Centro Americano is one of the few (if there even is 2) places you can get a pupusa in KC.  What is a pupusa you ask? 

“A pupusa is a traditional Salvadoran dish made of thick, hand-made corn tortilla (made using masa de maíz, a maize flour dough used in Latin American cuisine) that is filled with a blend of the following: cheese (queso) (usually a soft cheese called Quesillo found in all Central America), cooked pork meat ground to a paste consistency, squash (ayote), or (pataste), refried beans (frijoles refritos), or queso con loroco (loroco is a vine flower bud from Central America, with natural aphrodisiac properties.” thanks wikipedia.

Pupusas before toppings & after.
ImagePupusas are typically served with curtido (lightly fermented cabbage slaw with red chilies and vinegar) and a watery tomato salsa.  Kind of a blend of mexican and german (sauerkraut-ish), but surprisingly a hit!  They also have small tacos that reminded us of chipotle due to the cilantro and taste of pork with seasoning (but this was soo much spicier!).  They had horchata and other fun pineapple and papaya drinks, as well as a plantain and yogurt dessert.  I wouldn’t reccomend the Hen Soup- it was a mix of a whole (bones and all) hen, carrots, potatoes, onions and…plantains.

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