• Ecuadorian Cuisine

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Ecuadorian cuisine is diverse, varying with altitude, and associated agricultural conditions. Pork, chicken, beef, and cuy (guinea pig) are popular in the mountainous regions, and are served with a variety of carbohydrate-rich foods, especially rice, corn, and potatoes. A popular street food in mountainous regions is hornado, consisting of potatoes served with roasted pig. Some examples of Ecuadorian cuisine in general include patacones (unripe plantains fried in oil, mashed up, and then refried), llapingachos (a pan seared potato ball), and seco de chivo (a type of stew made from goat). A wide variety of fresh fruit is available, particularly at lower altitudes, including granadilla, passionfruit, naranjilla, several types of bananas, uvilla, taxo, and tree tomato.

The food is somewhat different in the southern mountainous areas, featuring typical Loja food such as repe, a soup prepared with green bananas; cecina, roasted pork; and miel con quesillo or "cuajada", as dessert. In the rainforest, a dietary staple is the yuca, elsewhere called cassava. The starchy root is peeled and boiled, fried, or used in a variety of other dishes. It's also used as a bread, and has spread throughout the nation, most notably, to Quito where a company sells the native pan de yuca in a new sense; different types sold with frozen yogurt. Many fruits are available in this region, including bananas, tree grapes, and peach palms. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuadorian_cuisine

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Fanesca

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Fanesca is a soup traditionally prepared and eaten by households and communities in Ecuador during Holy Week. The components of ...

Dulce De Leche

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Dulce de leche is a confection prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a substance that derives its taste ...

Helado De Paila

(0 ) (Ecuadorian)

Ecuador's version of ice cream, helado de paila, dates back to 1896 when 16-year-old Rosalía Suárez, of Ibarra, Ecuador, harvested ...

Espumillas

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These puffy meringue desserts served inside ice cream cones are sold on the street in Ecuador—outside schools, in main plazas, ...

Empanada

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Empanadas are made by folding dough or bread with stuffing consisting of a variety of meat, cheese, huitlacoche, vegetables, fruits, ...

Canelazo

(0 ) (Colombian) (Ecuadorian)

The Canelazo is the traditional cocktail of Ecuador, but also of Colombia. It contains sugar cane alcohol, sugar and cinnamon. ...

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