Chile 

Chile as a whole was our biggest surprise. Although more expensive, the food was delicious. Very varied and reminded us more of European cuisine. We ended up trying lots of restaurants (see list below) but it’s definitely more economical to cook for yourself!  Traditional! Chorillana is an absolute must try when in Chile. It consists of sliced beef on a bed of fries/potato wedges, with onions and … Continue reading Chile 

Peru

Overview We’d heard lots of great things about food in Peru, particularly the ceviche. In all honestly we only ate it once in Lima. We’ve been too cold! We actually had more of it on the beaches in Colombia.  Traditional food! Other than ceviche, potatoes are everywhere. They have around 3000 varieties! Lomo saltado – popular dish, which includes strips of steak with onions and … Continue reading Peru

Ecuador 

Overview –  We whizzed through Ecuador, but that didn’t stop us trying a thing or two…first and foremost  Chocolate! Ecuador is fast becoming some of the best chocolate exported around the world. Most of your favourites chocolates from Europe (Belgium and Switzerland actually get their beans from Ecuador). 70% of economy used to come from the export of cocoa beans. We of course had a … Continue reading Ecuador 

Colombia

Overview –  Coffee! First and foremost we’ve got to mention the coffee, it’s to die for. We often drank it black, un tinto! Empanadas! they love to fry everything in Colombia, the empanadas are no exception. Our favourites were in Medellin on the walking tour. Just off the plaza next to the Botero museum. You’ll also eat a lot plantain, arepas and frijoles. Plantain looks like a … Continue reading Colombia