• 10 Traditional Dishes to Try When Visiting Colombia

by: anika854, created: 19 Jun 2017, updated: 19 Jun 2017 (Public)

One of the great joys of traveling is being able to try the traditional food of a country.

Travel Supermarket takes a closer look at 10 traditional dishes to try when visiting Colombia:

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    1. Arepa (Colombian) (Venezuelan)

    Flatbread made of ground maize dough or cooked flour prominent in the cuisine of Colombia and Venezuela. It is eaten daily in those countries and can be served with various accompaniments such ...



    2. Ajiaco (Colombian)

    Chicken soup like mom used to make it. It includes chicken, two (preferably three) kinds of potatoes, corn, sour cream, capers, avocado and guasca. Guasca is a special herb that grown throughout ...



    3. Bandeja Paisa (Colombian)

    A huge mixture of food on more of a platter than a plate, it consists of grilled steak, fried pork rind, chorizo sausages, on a bed of rice and red beans that ...



    4. Lechona (Colombian)

    Typical dish from the Tolima area and consists of a whole roasted pig, stuffed with rice, yellow peas, green onions and spices which is cooked for ten hours in a clay oven. ...



    5. Sancocho Trifasico (Colombian)

    Sancocho is basically a very thick soup made with root vegetables and different kinds of meats, in a broth, usually flavored with herbs (cilantro or parsley), combined with achiote, garlic, onion, scallions ...



    6. Picada (Colombian)

    prepared with pieces of steak, chicken, arepa, potato, yuca (cassava), morcilla, chorizo, and plantain. The ingredients are usually fried. The word picada means chopped in Spanish.[2] Often served on large platters, picadas ...



    7. Empanadas (Colombian)

    Beef and potato patties



    8. Churros (-Latin American-) (Mexican)

    A churro, sometimes referred to as a Spanish doughnut, is a fried-dough pastry—predominantly choux—based snack. Churros are popular in Spain, France, the Philippines, Portugal, Ibero-America and the United States. In Spain, churros ...



    9. Changua (Cambodian)

    It is a classic soup from the Altiplano Cundiboyacense region of Colombia.



    10. Hormigas Culonas (Colombian)

    Finally, for those who are particularly brave there are hormigas culonas, which are a kind of ant. They are collected during the wet season, soaked in salted water and then roasted. In ...