5 Dishes You Must Try In Colombia

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  • 5 DISHES YOU MUST TRY IN COLUMBIA

  • One of the best parts of traveling to Colombia is getting to experience its cuisine. It takes its influences from native cultures as well as the Spanish, Arab, and African cultures that have infused with the natives over the years. There are 5 dishes that you must try when you visit:

  • LECHONA

    Traditional food most popular in the Tolima region

    Its a whole roasted pig that is stuffed with peas, rice, onions, and spices.

    The entire pig is either roasted over an open fire or in a clay oven for 10 hours

  • AREPAS

    This dish is hugely prominent in all regions

    Part of the Colombian natives every day meals.

    Made from ground cornmeal and can be served with butter, corn, or be stuffed with cheese.

    Can be eaten as a side dish, but also functions as standalone main .

  • SANCOCHO

    This dish exists in many variations that change based on the region in Colombia.

    Is a soup or stew that is made with any regional meat or fish

    Always contains cassava, potatoes, and plantains.

    Its a hearty, filling dish that is served all day.

  • BANDEJA PAISA

    Platter of food that contains a mixture of steak, chorizo, chicharron, and a fried egg over a bed of rice.

    There can be additions such as platanos, avocado, beans, and even an arepa.

  • EMPANADAS

    Empanadas are found all over Latin America, but change drastically depending on the country

    They are pastry pockets full beef, chicken, and/or cheese

    In Colombia, theyre fried (instead of baked)

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