Sunday Photo – “Viagra” For Breakfast at Santiago’s Mercado Central

Liquid "Viagra"

Liquid “Viagra”

No, not the pharmaceutical product. At Marisqueria Bahamondez in the Mercado Central in Santiago, their version of “Viagra” is a collection of the juices of the various shellfish that they cook at their small stall in the back recesses of the market. Mixed with a bit of lemon juice, it was indeed invigorating and rather delicious. So were their freshly shucked clams and pico rocos (giant barnacles unlike any elsewhere in the world) cooked in a light broth.

My friend, Bonjwing Lee and I were taken on a tour of both EL Mercado Central and the nearby Mercado de La Vega Chica by Tomas Olivera Leiva, the Chef at the noteworthy Santiago Restaurant Casa Mar. Here is a slideshow of the rest of our visit.

Thus began an incredible day of food and eating in Chile.


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