Panama: Food and Drink
The location of Panama—the fact that it is bridge between two continents—means that its cuisine has great variety. Its accessibility makes the locals open to new influences which they have incorporated in the many aspects of their life, including food. Known to be milder in flavor as compared to the cuisines of other Central American countries, the dishes reflect Indian, European, and American flavors. The country has an abundance of tropical fruits, grains, and seafood. Generally, the food is good and cheap. Corn is a staple ingredient in Panamanian cuisine and is used for the majority of the local dishes.