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Ecuador Food (Ecuadorian Cuisine)




Ecuador Food mainly includes a great variety of fruits and vegetables, as there are plenty of them. Ecuador is greatly recognized for its exotic fruits, high quality fish and Seafood and the innumerable varieties of Andean potatoes.
All over the country, you will find a wide frequency of national and regional dishes, which include lemon marinated shrimp, toasted corn and patties stuffed with minced spicy meat.

Ecuadorian Food is for all, be with a low or a high budget. Those with a low budget can opt for the combo meals or set meals and can still enjoy the wide variety of taste. Normally lunch and dinner with soup, meat in main course and dessert come up to 1 $. There are choices for vegetarians as well. There is a wide range of breads, pastries, savory snacks and cheese or meat filled patties. Potato and cheese pancakes known as llapingachos are delicacies.

The regular diet includes rice, potato, meat as in beef and chicken, and pork in Sierra. One of the most important sauce in Ecuadorian Cuisine is aji which is a hot sauce. Most homes and restaurants in Ecuador have their own versions of this sauce. Soups are again a specialty of Ecuadorian Food. Locro Soup though sounds a little weird with the ingredients like cheese, avocado and potato is actually quite delicious.

Food of Ecuador on a daily basis includes seco de pollo, which is stewed chicken with rice and avocado slices. The spices of Ecuador are extraordinary which make the Ecuador Food mouth watering.