I'm going to Cuba in February. As a vegetarian, food is always a challenge.
The most common problems for me:
- I don't know the language very well
- The concept of vegetarianism is unusual or non-existent in the culture I'm visiting
When I was in Mexico, there was a breakfast dish that was called Huevos a la Mexicana that consisted of eggs scrambled with tomatoes, onions, and green peppers (if I remember correctly). As this was a common dish, the ingredients where almost never explicitly written on the menu.
Are there any common vegetarian plates in Cuba? And secondly, if I say that I'm a vegetarian, will I get vegetarian food?
I'm an Ovo-lacto vegetarian which means I eat dairy products and eggs but not meat or seafood.