Bolitas de Coco, also known as Bombones, Memelos de Coco, Caramelitos Rellenos, Paleta de coco, or Churumbeles, are a sweet candy covered coconut treat that is a very popular product found being sold in the streets of Dominican Republic.
Dominicans have many different names for this much loved sweet, sweet really sweet candies. No mater the name they are a favorite of everyone. They can be found in almost all parts of the country. These caramel – hard candies have a white coconut fudge candy inside.
The Bolitas de Coco Street Vendor carries these sticky yummy coconut candies on a tray on his shoulder. He hits the tray with a butter knife to get attention. The knife is used to lift these scrumptious sticky morsels from the tray where they are resting. Each little red ball has a toothpick stuck in the center making it easier to hold until you pop it into your mouth. Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. They are a must try sweet.
The vendors of Caña and Auga de Caña usually ride around the streets on tricycles carrying what look like large sticks. These sticks are sugar cane in its natural state. On the cart is a grinder / squeezer where the vendor can express the juice from the cane.
They also sell cane in bags. The outside brown skin is expertly sliced off exposing the cane inside. They sell the sticky, yellow cane in plastic bags. There are usually 3 to 4 pieces of sweetness to a bag. If the vendor does not give you a second bag ask for one. The empty bag is to spit the pulp waste after eating the cane.
I love eating these, even though sometimes they make my jaws hurt from biting into the cane. There is a true technique that needs to be acquired when eating the cane. My technique is to bite off a small piece and chew until the juice is out. Then spit the pulp into your second bag. It is best to spit it into the bag instead of into the street, its cane chewing etiquette. It can be difficult trying to get all the little pieces of pulp out of the mouth, but with practice it can be done.
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Come by with friends, family or on you own. Enjoy the drinks. Have a remarkable dining experience. Sit back, relax and delight in the view. The prices are very reasonable for the superb locale. Here at Harry’s Bar and Restaurant you are always welcome.
Harry’s is located in the most beautiful section of Colonial Zone known as Plaza España
. Sitting in this the first restaurant on the Atarazanas you can have an impeccable view of the plaza and the Alcázar de Colón also known as Columbus Palace. Luxuriate in the pleasant breezes. Savor the great food and cold drinks. Soak in the atmosphere of the old city in a secure setting.
We are proud to offer the finest selection of whiskeys from the world over.
You will be amazed by the many different varieties we carry, especially the Single Malts. If you are a fine whiskey connoisseur and lover this is the place you will want to be. Our 69 bottle whiskey collection is similar to the famous Harry’s American Bar in Paris, France.
Be sure to try one of our signature drinks and cocktails created by Harry himself. Some of these interesting and tasty cocktails are named after different towns located in Dominican Republic. We can also prepare over thousand classical drinks that will be sure to please. A must try drink is the San Zenón. Be careful, Harry did not invent just an other sex on the beach! If Harry is around ask him about the history behind some of these drinks. He will gladly share the stories with you, just ask.
Harry’s plays music from the world over
focusing on Blues and Rock. We have an extensive collection of music styles and we want you, our guest, to let us know what you wish to hear. If there is something special you want to listen to bring it with you and we will be more than happy to play it.
When you visit our full service restaurant the friendly staff will pay close attention to make sure that your dining experience is beyond compare. The extensive menu has both National and International dishes. Selections include appetizers, sandwiches, seafood, steaks and more. If you do not see it just ask. All the food is cooked to perfection, just the way you like. You can finish off the meal with one of our sweet, luscious deserts.
We have a wide selection of Sirloin Steaks
prepared in a multitude of different styles, including a melt in the mouth Filet Mignon surrounded in bacon and smothered in a savory mushroom sauce.
Harry’s offers a large selection of fresh Seafood and Fish from which to choose. We have Shrimp, Calamari, Lambi (conch)and Langosta (lobster). All are served in various flavors and styles.
Tobacco smoking is still permitted at Harry’s (there is a law in Dominican Republic that does not permit smoking in enclosed areas). On Harry’s Terrace you may smoke without disturbing anyone.
Live Music in the Plaza: Friday and Saturday from 8PM to 11 there is always entertainment in the Plaza. Come sit with us and enjoy these live performances.