Gallo pinto is THE breakfast in Costa Rica. Every morning here you are dished up a nice steaming plate of this fulfilling Costa Rican specialty. Gallo pinto is essentially black beans and rice, but the way that it is prepared makes it something special, as it is usually the leftovers from the previous nights dinner: so the rice is a little hard, the beans have been reheated a couple of times, and it is all extra oily from the multiple cookings. It is often combined with scrambled eggs to top off the breakfast. Gallo Pinto is Costa Rican cooking at its best.
Photographs of Gallo Pinto:
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
Heredia, Costa Rica
February 18, 2007
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