25 Apr Flavors of Chimborazo: Exploring the gastronomy of Ecuador's Andean province
The gastronomy of the province of Chimborazo is very varied and reflects the rich history and culture of the region. Here are some of the most representative dishes of the region:
Hornado: Hornado is a typical dish of the Ecuadorian highlands and consists of pork roasted in a wood oven. The hornado is served with potatoes, corn, corn and a chili sauce.
Fanesca: Fanesca is a traditional Easter dish and is a thick soup made with grains such as beans, peas and corn, plus dried fish, milk, cheese, onion and garlic. Fanesca is served with empanadas de viento, a delicious fried dough filled with cheese.
Churrasco: Churrasco is a beef dish served with potatoes, rice, avocado, salad and mote. It is a very popular dish throughout the country, but especially in the Andean region.
Caldo de gallina: Caldo de gallina is a comforting soup made with chicken, potatoes, onion, garlic and cilantro. It is a very popular dish for breakfast or as a hangover remedy.
Potato Locro: Locro is a thick soup made with potatoes, onion, garlic and cheese. It is usually served with roasted corn and avocado.
Sweets of the region: In the province of Chimborazo you can also find a great variety of traditional sweets, such as fig jam, manjar blanco and sweet wind empanadas, filled with cheese and honey.
In addition, the province of Chimborazo is famous for its cheese production, especially queso de hoja, a fresh cheese made from cow's milk and wrapped in achira leaves.
In short, the gastronomy of the province of Chimborazo is a sample of the rich history and culture of the region. From traditional dishes such as hornado and fanesca to delicious sweets and the famous queso de hoja, the province of Chimborazo has a lot to offer for food lovers. Come and enjoy the flavors of Chimborazo and surprise yourself with its delicious gastronomy!