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6 South American dishes and where to find them in Malta! 😍

6 South American dishes and where to find them in Malta! 😍

South America has one of the richest cuisines in the world in terms of flavour. The dishes vary greatly from one country to another, yet it still feels like they are all intertwined in some way or another. 😍

You can find quite a few dishes from South America right here in Malta - let’s have a look at some of them! πŸ‘‡

Bandeja paisa - Colombia

This dish is definitely not a low-calorie one, but it’s surely a high-flavour one! Being the national dish of Colombia, Bandeja paisa is a platter made with rice, chicharron (fried pork), fried chorizo, ground beef, red beans, plantain, arepa, avocado, and a fried egg on top. 🍳

You can find Bandeja paisa in Malta at Machu Picchu, located at The Plaza Food Hall. πŸ‘Œ

Feijoada - Brazil

Feijoada is Brazil’s national dish and it basically translates to Black Bean Stew. It includes black beans (obviously) and a variety of smoked meats. The main meat used in this dish is pork and quite a few different parts of this animal are used in the traditional version, such as the feet and the ears. These parts can also be substituted for bacon, ribs or any other part of the pork you fancy. πŸ₯“

In Malta, you can find Feijoada at Tropical Soul in St Julian’s. πŸ‘ˆ

Asado - Argentina

We all know that Argentina is popular for its high-quality meat and barbeque, and asado is a mixture of those two. It is a feast of different type of grilled meats! πŸ₯©

If you want an asado experience in Malta, check out Asado by Rafel Sammut. πŸ’ͺ

Have you ever tried South American food?

Lomo Saltado - Peru

This dish is a traditional Peruvian dish that is made from pieces of beef, onions, tomatoes and yellow chillis from Peru. Apart from that, Lomo Saltado also includes rice and fries to tie it all together. 🍚

In Malta, you can find Lomo Saltado at Machu Picchu as well, alongside a number of other traditional Peruvian dishes. 🀩

Arepas - Venezuela

Arepas are popular in a number of cuisines from South America, mainly Venezuela and Colombia. They are flatbreads made out of cornmeal and they are used as an accompaniment to a number of meals. Arepas are unleavened (meaning that they do not contain any yeast, baking powder or any ingredient that causes the dough to rise). πŸ˜‹

The Red Parrot Pub in Gzira has quite a selection of arepas to choose from! 😎

Encebollado - Ecuador

This onion-packed fish soup is the national dish of Ecuador. Encebollado contains fresh tuna, tomatoes, onions, cassava root, coriander, and a number of spices, including chilli powder and cumin. 🀀

We haven’t found this dish in Malta yet, unfortunately. But if you know somewhere that makes Encebollado, let us know! ✌️

Are there any other dishes from South America that you love? Let us know in the comments! πŸ‘‡

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