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Com), and it works like this: travelers complete an online application providing specific points of personal information including name, addresses for the previous five years, birth date, social security number, driver’s license number, and a valid credit card (you’re not charged the $99/£50 fee until your application is approved). Print out the completed form and take it, along with proper ID, with you to an “enrollment station” (this can be found in over 20 participating airports and in a growing number of American Express offices around the country, for example).
In regional areas, traditional Panamanian cuisine is an overlapping mix of Afro-Caribbean, indigenous, and Spanish cooking influences incorporating a variety of tropical fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Most Panamanian restaurants are casual—diners, beachfront cafes, and roadside fondas (food stands). S. population has spawned North American cafes and bistros serving burgers and the like, and fast-food chains are plentiful in Panama City. indd 28 MEALS & DINING CUSTOMS Panamanian cuisine is tasty but can be repetitive given that every meal is based around coconut rice (rice made with coconut milk) and beans, and fried green plantains called patacones.
Other fruits are the maracuyá, or passion fruit, which is better as a juice than off the tree; guanabana, or soursop; and guayaba, or guava. DESSERTS Pastel tres leches, or “threemilk cake,” is made with just that: evaporated, condensed, and regular milk, cooked into a rich, puddinglike cake. Flan is as popular here as it is all over Latin America. Street vendors in Panama City (especially on Av. Balboa or in Casco Viejo) sell raspados, or fruit-juice-flavored snow cones. Panamanians like to top the cone off with a dollop of condensed milk.
Frommer's Panama (Frommer's Complete) by Jisel Perilla