The Sancocho is a traditional and important part of the Colombian food variety. It is a hearty soup that is supposedly original from Cali and its surrounding areas. This is a mix of vegetables, potatoes, plantain and fish.
In Antioquia the Sancocho has been improved significantly. It has some more ingredients and an insuperable flavor, proper of all Antioquian recipes.
A common sancocho preparation consist of pork, lean beef, chicken meat, spine bone substance (for substance), potatoes, yucca (cassava), green plantain, ripe plantain, tender corn in the cob, carrot, cabbage, seasoning sauces, cilantro, onion and garlic.
The Antioquian Sancocho is usually served with white rice, avocado and salad on the side. Additionally they would serve a small plate with a home made hot sauce.
This specialty from the Antioquian cuisine can be found at many traditional restaurants in Medellin and Antioquia. Of course the recipe can differ a bit from place to place but the essence is kept. Some of this traditional restaurants are: El Aguacate, El Altar, El Chocolo, Fonda La 33, Hato Viejo, Leña y Piedra and Patria Mia.
We, at medellinVida.com, want to encourage visitors and locals to try these amazing Colombian recipes, and we assure you won’t be disappointed, specially if you like full platters of exotic food.