Does anyone know of a Panamanian restaurant anywhere in the city?
Years ago when I first met my wife, who was then an international student from Panama (and my classmate), I made a bet with her that I could find a Panamanian restaurant in New York. She was skeptical. After much Google searching I came up empty.
We both had long forgotten about that bet. Recently we have discovered the excellent Latin food in Jackson Heights and other neighborhoods. Much of it comes *close* to Panamanian food - Colombian and Cuban restaurants, in particular, are quite close - but never hits the mark exactly. I have heard there is a Panamanian population in some part of Brooklyn, but I don't know exactly where.