A POST AND A RESTAURANT REVIEW- Venezuelan Scrambled Eggs + Sweet Plantains Wrapped in Bacon – Perico Venezolano + Platanos Maduros Envueltos en Tocineta


Yesterday my husband and I did a few errands and on our way home  we decided to stop at a new place that we have meant to visit, La Cerveceria at 65 Second Avenue, New York City’s Lower East Side.

La Cerveceria introduces Latin American tapas with sharp Peruvian influences and a concentration on American craft beers and New World wines from the realms of small and landmark producers.

You can eat “al fresco” or go into their cozy dining area with their marbled bar and open kitchen.

When I was speaking with the owner, Raymond he said that he would be adding a few new dishes to his menu, one being a Venezuelan breakfast, hence this post.

Perico is a popular breakfast dish in Venezuela.  Scrambled eggs with the addition of onions, peppers and tomatoes.  The name means parakeet in Spanish and I remember eating it stuffed into arepas.

Ingredients (for two):

1 sweet plantain cut into 6 rounds about 1 ich each
6 slices of bacon


4 eggs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 red pepper (I had no green and used pimento)
1 small tomato diced
pinch of baking powder
2 tablespoons milk
salt and pepper to taste


Cut and warp the plantains, as shown and bake at 350 degrees until bacon is crispy.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and add your onions and pepper. Cook until translucent. In a bowl beat your eggs with the baking powder, milk, salt and pepper then add the tomatoes and pour into frying pan. Cook your eggs to your liking…I like mine soft.



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21 Responses to A POST AND A RESTAURANT REVIEW- Venezuelan Scrambled Eggs + Sweet Plantains Wrapped in Bacon – Perico Venezolano + Platanos Maduros Envueltos en Tocineta

  1. Victoria says:

    Looks great, Norma!

  2. Katie says:

    I don’t eat eggs, but I would be all over those bacon-wrapped plantains!

    Peruvian food really seems to be gaining momentum these days. It’s delicious so it’s not hard to understand why.

  3. Yummy!!! It´s look amaizing. Rico, rico rico, creo que hoy voy a cenar perico y mi hijo seguro se comerá todos los pátanos fritos envueltos en tocineta. jeje 🙂

  4. I love the idea of bacon-wrapped plantains and know it must be delicious! But
    why are the eggs called perico?

    From Foodalogue

  5. What a fantastic breakfast! Everything looks so good–love the plantains with bacon!

  6. Laz says:

    Awesome brunch. Love the sweet & salty play with the bacon. Perfectly created and photographed. Job well done.

    Perico in Miami will get you the white powder the city was built on.


  7. Lea Ann says:

    Ok, next time I see plantains at the market they’re promptly getting wrapped in bacon. Man does that sound good.

  8. Lia says:

    First of all, thanks for your kind visit and words.
    I loved your website and I’m taking the link to be back and follow all the yummy stuff you’re posting.

  9. Ben says:

    Oh lovely! I’ve never heard of perico before, but you got me at bacon wrapped plantains! I’d also love to visit that restaurant. Sounds intriguing!

  10. Mary says:

    What a lovely recipe and great way to start the day. I’ve not heardof the dish before so I’m really curious to try it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  11. angelamroberts says:

    Parakeet is a funny name for eggs. I always enjoy hearing about dishes I never heard of.

  12. Arlene says:

    OMG this looks so delicious…definitely want to try this!!
    Miss you:)

  13. Joanne says:

    I’m definitely going to have to check out that restaurant because I LOVE venezuelan food…especially arepas. This breakfast looks so tasty! Totally what I crave in the morning.

  14. The plantains look absolutely delicious Norma! And the eggs stuffed into arepas – how wonderful! My taste buds just got very happy.

  15. Nydia says:

    Qué rico Norma…!!! I like sweet bananas, never tried with bacon but I think it’s an excelent idea, and I like that you baked it instead of fry…less calories to count..ja,ja,ja…
    I owe you a recipe, I didn’t forget, will send it to you this weekend.

  16. noobcook says:

    What a sumptuous breakfast! that bacon-wrapped plantains looks so delicious.

  17. flavorsofthesun says:

    I have long felt that plantains were under-loved and under-used in the non-Hispanic world. And here you have given us another wonderful and new-to-me way to use them. I love it! And the pinch of baking powder in the eggs. Can’t wait to try that!

    I’ve been having issues with WordPress about posting comments on your blog. Hopefully, they are now resolved. And yes, our path’s and Joan’s will definitely have to cross either in FL, NY, or SMA–but I do think you would love it here!

  18. I have to discover these flavors from Venezuela..I have never eaten that!

  19. What an interesting dish, Norma! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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