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Typical food and drink in South American countries

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1. Posted by TinaM (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

What food and drink is typical for
1) Colombia
2) Peru
3) Venezuela
4) Argentina
5) Brazil
6) Chile
7) Paraguay
8) Urugua
9) Ecuador
10) Bolivia
11) Guyana

Even typical "must-dos" are welcome!

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Here's a few:

Peru: ceviche (fish dish)
Ecuador (actually, all Quechua regions): cuí (roasted guinea pig)
Argentina: lots of meat, with chimichurri (a kind of spicey salsa)

Many of the indigenous people furthermore brew a kind of beer, for which they use saliva as a katalysing agent for the fermentation process. The name escapes me right now...

3. Posted by Pati (Full Member 120 posts) 10y

If you came to Lima - Perú:

Ceviche (amazing row fish cooked with lemon juice)
Chifa (chinese food with peruvian ingredients)
Causa rellena, lomo saltado, papa rellena, chupe de camarones, parihuela, etc (my favorites)

To drink:
Pisco sour
Chicha morada

In highland:
Cuy (fried guinea pig), charqui (dry meat)
to drink Chicha de Jora

I think Peru is one of the best countries you can have delicious food, enjoy it!

4. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 10y

I don't mean to be rude or cheeky but isn't part of the thrill of travelling working these things out for yourself?

A bit of trial and error and all that.

Failing that I am sure you will find that you can get meat and fish almost everywhere.

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 10y

By the way, you missed two south american countries, suriname and french guyana.
Suriname has roti and kouseband, French Guyana....uhm red wine and camembert....

6. Posted by Taffski (Travel Guru 182 posts) 10y

Two words for Argentina :

Jamon y Queso !!!!

Every-feckin meal has "Jamon y Queso" on, in, with or near



PS agree with the others.... that´s one of the main things about travelling is discovering these things out for yourself.... you´ll make some mistakes along the line.... Spinach and Onion Pizza being my worst at the moment but other than that.... it´s fun !

7. Posted by daspler1 (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

I have to agree with Taffski about the jamon y queso. It's everywhere in Argentina:)! As well empanadas are quite popular.