Central & South America, Colombia

Colombian Cuisine

Colombian Cuisine

Colombia is arguably most famous for two foods in the US: coffee and arepas. Although I did not find either one of those delicious, Will and I found lots of other yummy things in Colombia to eat! One of my favorite foodie things while traveling is street food! I can’t tell you what exactly was in this photo below but it was mmm mmm good! Fried food is always delicious.

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This creepy little fruit is called a Granadilla-they quickly became Will’s obsession.

Corriente

So Colombia has this fabulous little thing called a corriente, essentially the meal of the day. We quickly learned they don’t vary much. A corriente always starts with freshly squeezed fruit juice and soup, then it is followed by the main course (salad, potatoes AND rice, and some kind of meat), lastly the dessert is some yummy, ripe piece of fruit.

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McDonalds

Will and I try to go to a McDonalds whenever we travel. We don’t EVER eat fast food at home, but McDonald’s is an interesting way to see how food changes around the world especially because we can easily compare it to home. The photo below is a McDonalds in Bogota and interestingly enough is was not exactly the “fast food experience” we were expecting. The meals were actually more expensive than most corrientes we ate and my friend Beka told us that families go to McDonald’s for a nice celebratory night out.

Will’s favorite thing about Colombian McDonald’s was the expansive condiments bar available, he was quite excited about that. 🙂

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