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Medellín

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What to eat in Medellín

Corn and beans along with meat and fish are important in local dishes. Paisa tray, also known as the typical mountaineer dish, whose original recipe has 15 ingredients, is especially famous.

 

 

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The paisa tray, which among other things includes beans, chorizo, pork and egg; and porridge, containing milk, corn and sugar cane, are characteristic dishes of the department of Antioquia.

 

 

 

  • Mondongo

    Photo by: Rudolf © Intermedio Editores SAS.

    This soup’s main ingredients are pork, and chicken and is topped with cassava and cilantro.

    Mondongo
    Spanish heritage
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    The original recipe for this dish contains 15 ingredients, including beans, chorizo, chicharrón (roasted pork skin), fried egg, avocado, plantains, and corn arepa.

    Bandeja Paisa
    An Antioquia classic
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    Buñuelos, round cornmeal and cheese fritters, are traditionally eaten around Christmastime.

    Buñuelos
    New Year’s fritters
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    This soup is made with either country hen or chicken and is cooked with potato and plantains.

    Sancocho
    The essence of Valle flavor

WHERE TO EAT?

Typical food is strength of the restaurants in Medellin. However, in the city there also are high quality restaurants that serve international dishes.