Salamina’s Unique Delicacies

Salamina has a couple unique local delicacies that must be tried when visiting – Huevos al Vapor and La Macana. They can both be found at the original café where they were invented in 1955 – Café El Polo on Calle Real.

Café El Polo in Salamina, Caldas, Colombia

Café El Polo

 

Huevos al Vapor

Huevos al vapor are eggs, sausage, and butter cooked in steam. The manager at El Polo brought us up to the counter to show us how they’re made with a steam machine. It was very interesting and delicious. One serving costs COP$3,000 (as of July 2017).

Huevos al Vapor at Café El Polo in Salamina, Caldas, Colombia

Huevos al Vapor

 

La Macana

La Macana is an unusual dessert made of soda crackers, a generous helping of butter, some sugar, and milk. The four ingredients are combined in a mug and cooked with steam, then topped off with cinnamon. Sounds strange but tastes great. The cost is COP$3,000 (as of July 2017).

La Macana at Café El Polo in Salamina, Caldas, Colombia

La Macana

 

Try this at home!

If you want to try making them at home, the recipes are posted on the wall of the café.

Huevos al Vapor at El Polo in Salamina, Caldas, Colombia

Huevos al Vapor

La Macana at El Polo in Salamina, Caldas, Colombia

La Macana

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