AREPAS, PUPUSAS OR GORDITAS ?

AREPAS, PUPUSAS OR GORDITAS ?

All right all right! We know they seem pretty similar, but arepas, pupusas and gorditas are actually completely different from each other. Here’s why:

AREPAS
Arepas are super common in Venezuela and Colombia. They are made from a pre-cooked corn meal flour called Masarepa. The are lightly cooked in a griddle until crispy on the outside but still soft in the inside. Venezuelans prefer to fill them with all types of proteins and vegetables, while Colombians rather top them with white cheese. Did you know there are many different types of arepas? We’ll leave that for another post 😉

GORDITAS
Gorditas resemble arepas, but like pupusas, they are made with Masa Harina. They are beloved by Mexicans and usually deep fried until golden crispy. Gorditas are usually filled with cheese, onion, beef or pork and served with salsa.

PUPUSAS
Originally from El Salvador but sometimes available at other Central American countries. They are made with Masa Harina, a type of dough that is less processed, hence more nutritious than Masarepa. Larger and flatter than arepas, pupusas are usually stuffed with cheese, beans or chicharrón before cooking on a griddle.

What team are you, Arepas, Pupusas or Gorditas? Tell us below! 🤩

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