food of Bolivia

FOOD OF BOLIVIA: FAMOUS DISHES OF BOLIVIA

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Bolivian cuisine has varieties of dishes having different ingredients in it. Bolivian food is famous as one of Latin America’s most hearty cuisines. Bolivian cuisine is full of herbs and spices and fresh produce, which makes it unique and healthy in all terms.

Here are some of the dishes of Bolivia are:

PAPAS RELLENAS

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Papas Rellenas is a famous dish in Bolivia of Peruvian origin, adopted and adapted by the Bolivian Andes. The word Papas Rellenas means “stuffed potatoes”. These are a type of balls of mashed potato which are stuffed with boiled egg or cheese and coated with flour batter, then deep-fried in a pan and at the end, the dish is served with onion.

SALTEÑAS

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Saltenas is a popular food of Bolivia which is found all over the Andean half of Bolivia. Salteñas are baked and filled with meat, vegetables, egg, olives, and a spicy sauce. It is a mouthwatering dish of Bolivia which is famous among Bolivians and eaten by them on regular basis.

PIQUE A LO MACHO

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

This dish is a beast of Bolivian cuisine. Pique a lo macho made up of bite-sized pieces of beef, sausage, onions, locotos, boiled egg, and thickly cut fries. This is a traditional dish of Bolivia which is spicy and topped with mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup. As the name suggests it’s a macho dish which means if a person finishes it on his own, he is considered as a macho.

TUCUMANAS

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Tucumanas is a type of patty having a variety of fillings including meat, veggies, boiled egg, and a spicy sauce. Vegetable Tucuman is a suitable dish for vegetarians and is often served with spicy and colorful condiments. This dish of Bolivia is famous for its delicious taste.

BUÑUELOS

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Buñuelos is a popular snack food of Bolivia. It has both sweet or savory flavors and are stuffed with cheese. Buñelos can be eaten at anytime and anywhere as it is a street food of Bolivia. It is mainly eaten at the time of Christmas morning with syrup and hot chocolate,  an old tradition of the country.

QUINOA

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Quinoa is a pleasing to the palate and a very versatile dish of Bolivia. It is a super food in the western world which includes grain crops high in protein. Quinoa is served with different varieties such as salads, stews, soups and burgers.

MON­DONGO

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Mondongo is a typical dish of Bolivia’s Sucre city. Mondongo is made up of chichar­ron – crispy fried pork with a bit of skin accompanied by corn, potatoes, and a rich red chili sauce. It is served with a cold beer. The dish is delicious in taste and loved by the local people of Bolivia.

PICANTE DE POLLO

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Picante De Pollo is also known as “Spicy Chicken”- a famous dish in Bolivia. It is made up with Fried chicken which is the main ingredient of the dish covered in a thick spicy sauce, mixed up with boiled potatoes, rice, salad and a garnished with parsley.

BOLIVIAN CHOCOLATE

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Bolivia is home to one of the most delicious and tasty brands of chocolate in the world. The Bolivian chocolates are made of high-quality cocoa that is sourced from the Beni and Alto Beni regions of North-Eastern Bolivia. Chocolates Para Ti offers 20 flavors of chocolates which include quinoa, amaranto, and peach. These chocolates attracts tourists from all over the world.

CHORIPAN

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Choripan is a type of sandwich filled with chorizo. It is eaten anywhere as it is a street food of Bolivia which is available on every street of the country. It is mainly eaten as evening snack.

PLATO PACEÑO

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Plato Paceno is one of the most popular lunchtime dish in Bolivia. It is a unique combination of corn, large lima beans, potato and fried cheese. All these ingredients when mixed up and eaten makes the dish delicious and tasty. It is served with green chilies to add spicy flavor in it.

SANDWICH DE CHOLA

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Sandwich De Chola is a sumptuous sandwich dish of Bolivia filled with roasted pork and crackling, pickled vegetables and a spicy chili sauce. These sandwiches are generally consumed in the afternoon served with cold beer.

SILPANCHO

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Silpancho is originated from Cochobamba city of Bolivia. This dish of Bolivia has lots of carbs and protein in it making the dish healthier. Silpancho is a dish layered with white rice, boiled potatoes, meat, and egg and topped with salsa.

MAJADITO

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Majadito is a traditional dish of Bolivia made from rice, dried meat, eggs and fried bananas. The most important thing about majadito is that it is easy to make and delicious to eat. This dish is normally cooked in every home in Bolivia as it takes less time.

SOPA DE MANI

Dish of Bolivia
Dish of Bolivia

Sopa De Mani is a traditional dish of Bolivia originated from Cochabamba city of Bolivia. This dish is made with beef ribs or chicken and having soup gravy in it. It is served on special occasions like birthday parties and festivals.

All the above-mentioned dishes of Bolivia are delicious and must be tried when visiting Bolivia.

Jyoti Saini

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