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Cebala

Postby craig » Sat May 15, 2010 3:18 pm

Today my menu came with a brownish refresco I never encountered before. It had a rather unique, nutty carob-like taste. I asked and the woman told me that it was cebala (I think) and that it was a large grain. I found a bag labeled cebala in the local market. But I can't find the name by searching on the internet so I suspect I got it wrong somehow. Can anyone enlighten me about this drink or the grain?

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Re: Cebala

Postby iskndarbey » Sat May 15, 2010 6:17 pm

It's cebada, it's made out of barley. Tastes kind of like Tootsie Roll juice. Up north they'll give it to you at every meal, instead of chicha morada.
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CebaDa

Postby craig » Sat May 15, 2010 7:45 pm

That's it. Thanks.
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Re: Cebala

Postby Kelly » Mon May 17, 2010 6:46 am

There's a powder in the stores, near the coffees called .. Ecco? Ekko? Ecko? Something like that - Made of toasted cebada, that tastes pretty much like coffee. I mix it with hot milk for the kids on cold mornings.

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