Yesterday, I tried to find some corn on the cobs to put them in a boil but I couldn't find any yesterday. Luckily I found the frozen one in the Nacional but I wonder what's up with the lack of fresh corns in Santiago?
Funny you ask today. This morning we were in Bani buying more mango trees, and we passed three massive parked trucks that were overloaded with fresh corn on the cob. Surprised both of us. Not sure where it was going, but it was such a huge amount that it was probably gong to be processed somewhere.
Once in awhile we'll come across someone selling fresh corn, but it's uncommon. We have seen guys on the sides of the road selling boiled corn, but never have tried it.
My understanding is that sweet corn, like we are used to in the US and is a personal favorite of mine, does not grow well in the tropics because of the light and temperature conditions here. So sad. The corn grown here is good for pig feed. Sweet corn is one of the things you really can't get here. Where I grew up in NY it was amazing and it was not bad in California.
Yes, they always sell it there. You were close to our home, and at our favorite beach here, was the first Sunday in a long time that we weren't there ourselves. If you're still near here, send me a PM and stop by to say hello.