We search for a taste of armadillo this weekend in this travel video from 2 Backpackers, Jason and Aracely Castellani, while visiting Juayúa, El Salvador. In travel video episode #12, we join our friends from Norway, to experience the Juayúa weekend food festival. Enjoy the show!
We had just recently finished our 7 Waterfalls Tour in Juayúa and couldn’t believe there was even more to enjoy in this small town surrounded by coffee plantations.
Juayúa, El Salvador
Juayúa was clearly our favorite town in El Salvador. It was small and surrounded by jungle, but it had personality. Maybe that’s because crowds spilled out of the bars during the World Cup Soccer matches, or the live bands entertaining us at night or probably just the awesome weekend food festival. Yea, I think that sealed the deal for us.
Chorizo and Longaniza
Chorizo and longaniza dominate the outdoor grills, and their taste earns them top billing at the festival. The flavors explode as the soft sausage crumbles in your mouth. As expected in El Salvador, tortillas come with your meals.
Rumor had spread that it was possible to eat armadillo at the festival. We searched long and hard to find the rare meat. I was up for the taste test, but Aracely wasn’t having any. Watch the video to see the outcome.
Beer Gardens & Marching Bands
Beer gardens were loud and full of party goers, while the streets surrounding the plaza where pounding with drums as local school bands marched in competition. The food, bands and drunkenness on the streets was enough to keep you entertained the entire weekend.