One can have more than one love in life, even at the same time – who has not experienced it –. In food matters this is a must… You can’t love only one.
Arepas are like this, free to join with any ingredient, at any time and get entangled with any drink. However, there is a perfect match between the Papelón con Limón and Arepa.
The Papelón con Limón is a Venezuelan refreshing drink that accompanies almost any Venezuelan dish. It is an easygoing drink! It is a dip in the sea, a way of closing eyes and moving to the bank of the Venezuelan Caribbean Sea.
In TQP we carefully mix Papelón with lime – We do it in the right and perfect amount – and serve it cold and nice, since it matches so good with our arepas!
In Venezuela, meals are generally served with jugos – a sort of smoothies – made of tropical fruits. Pops and malt are also good accompaniment for meals. But, to be honest, Papelón con Limón is the king!
Jaggery, Raspadura, Rapadou, Tapa de dulce, Gula Melaka, Panocha, Sukari nguuru, Kokuto, Chancaca, Vollrohrzucker…Phew! These are just some of the names around the world for Papelón, a sugar loaf produced from the sugar cane juice that comes in the way of panelas (little brown bricks full of sweetness!).
Since it is a much healthier option, sometimes Venezuelans substitute sugar with papelon. So, it is an ingredient of many sweetnesses of traditional desserts: Golfiados, sweet creamy rice with milk, Majarete, Bienmesabe…and so forth.
In some regions of Venezuela – in the Andes– people take Papelón as a hot beverage called agua miel. Kids love it! . The most widespread custom to prepare Papelón is in cold beverages. Papelón con Limón remains the most popular.
Cardiff foodies now enjoy it and combine it with the great diversity of possibilities in our fairs.
Papelon con limón gets along with the different options of our menu, easily swinging from the arepas to the tostones, and to others options in the neighborhood. No jealousy around! This is how they happily succeed in the diversity of Cardiff Street Food.
Come and meet the perfect match!