Colombian Food

I have heard that many people from several countries believe that all Latin American food is very similar. They think that all you can find here are beans and corn. It is a widespread stereotype, equal to the belief that in China they only eat rice, only pasta in Italy or just burgers in the United States.

Colombian food, and much more that of Antioquia, has a huge influence of Spanish cuisine. Chorizo ​​sausages, hams and other meats, rices, cheeses and wines, are examples of dishes brought from Spain and merged with Aboriginal food to create what today is known as typical Colombian food.

Today it is possible to find a number of restaurants offering very good international food in Medellin. From the widespread Chinese restaurants, to even Lebanese exotic food places, for example. The gastronomy offer in the city is amazing.

What causes more attention to foreign tourists is the amount of traditional restaurants in the region. Something they do not know when they come to Medellín is that the average citizen has a big rooting for food and local customs, as the Antioch is proud of the cultural and culinary heritage left from both, Iberians and Native Americans, in a unique blend of flavors and textures.

To the disappointment of many tourists, Colombian food is not as spicy as the famous Mexican recipes. Those hoping to find the strong flavors of the Aztec country in Colombia will find that the food is soft but it is much more varied, as the country is mostly very agricultural.

As a tourist you can find food that can be exotic and striking to your palate, or if you want the kind of breakfast or lunch you’re used to, you’ll find it in Medellin as well. Just be prepared to enjoy.

6 Responses to Colombian Food

  1. This is a fantastic article about the marvelous food of Colombia. My mouth is watering!

    Lena Garret March 29, 2013 at 8:39 am
  2. Probably the best post I’ve seen so far about Colombia and its gastronomic choices.
    In Medellin is never too cold for ice cream so make sure you visit DolChe

    Isabella Roque March 30, 2013 at 9:40 pm
  3. Very interesting post. Not sure the traditional food is actually servered in most of the Medellin restaurants but if is surely made in the homes.

    Peta Gyles April 6, 2013 at 1:41 am
  4. Thank you for including this section on our site. I have been interested in Colombian food for sometime.

    Isabel Tudera April 6, 2013 at 3:24 am
  5. Thanks, I am a Colombian in the US and I would like to read more articles like this one. Always thinking of food from home.

    Clema Henao April 8, 2013 at 12:26 am
  6. I was in Colombia about a year ago, stayed with a family there and fell in love with Colombian food. I noticed the food in the home was slightly different from that in a Medellin Restaurant. I would love to read more on this topic.

    Thank you.

    Elly Bickner April 8, 2013 at 4:23 am

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