Ecuadorian Street Food

Ecuadorian Street Food

As with all Latin American countries that I have visited, street food is prevalent everywhere you go. Ecuador is not an exception. One of the things I shied away from for a while was cevichochos

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As with all Latin American countries that I have visited, street food is prevalent everywhere you go. Ecuador is not an exception. Here in Ecuador, one of the foods I shied away from for a while was cevichochos. It just seemed like a food that would make me sick immediately. After months of avoiding it,  I finally gave in and tried it. Now, I would easily consider it one of my new favorite street foods (at least in Ecuador). The main ingredient is chochos, an Andean bean that is supposedly very healthy and now considered a “superfood”. Here is a video on the bean by BBC: The Ancient Ecuadorean Legume. The  “cevi” part in the cevichochos name comes from the snack being a sort of ceviche. Other than the chochos, there are plantain chips, tostada (toasted/fried corn kernels), popcorn, lime juice, cilantro, onion, and tomato juice. Overall, I…

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