13 Must-Try Traditional Colombian Foods

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  1. Alan Bowman says:

    Note: Hot chocolate MUST be made with proper chocolate not cocoa powder (as I saw in an American recipe recently- YUK!).
    Hot chocolate with Mozzarela cheese? Never, it has to be queso campesino (squeaky cheese – we have something similar here in Spain – fresh goats’ cheese.)
    Frijoles Antioqueño
    Chicharónes especially the deep fried ones from beside the road in Chía
    Fruit salad – mixed fresh fruit with cheese.
    Trucha a la plancha de Aquitania, freshly caught in Laguna de Tota
    Arroz con leche with canela and pasas

  2. Charity says:

    I LOVE Colombian comeda!! I am not Colombian myself and I was only exposed to it 18 months ago, but once I tried it, it was like love at first bite. Where have you been my whole life!! ?
    I’m obsessed. I cannot wait to visit Colombia and go on a food tour. All the foods you’ve listed plus ones you haven’t. Thank you for this list though, I’ll be using it as a reference guide for my tummy travels!
    Cheers!

  3. Anne Burton says:

    Nice article for friends overseas to have a look at. Must say though the best empanadas are 1) Empanadas de la 59 and 2)Empanadas de Pipian. I feel I can say that because I have been here for 38 years. Also, I didn’t see mentioned Casa Vieja which is an excellent, old established, typical food restaurant chain. Always good and all over the city. Glad you didn’t mention Postre de Natas, there is no pretty description of this in English. I had to translate the menu at our University high-class restaurant, I limited myself to just saying “a cold, sweet milk pudding”. Thanks for the article.

    • bogotastic says:

      Thanks Anne for the recommendation! Actually I do mention Postre de Natas in an upcoming article, just not as a MUST to try 😉

  4. Ric Dragon says:

    OK, as a vegetariano, I’m having great fun finding the vegetarian versions of these things. So far, I’m astounded by the quantity and quality of the vegetarian food I’ve been finding. And for me, happiness is a dish of huevos pericos con un arepa, hugo, y cafe.

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