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A taste of Paraguay…

Hi!!

I just want to share a receipe For Chipa Guazu, one of my favorite dishes, very easy to make, this is a partial translation of Tembiu Paraguay by Josefina Aquino

Enjoy!

 

Chipa Guazu

2 Medium Onions

1 cup of water

1/2 tablespoon salt

1/2 oil, in Paraguay they use pork fat

1 cup farmers cheese, in Paraguay they used queso paraguay but you can replace it with a white cheese, could be mozzarella.

3/4 Cup of Milk

1 1/2 ears of corn, grated, or you can replace it by corn in cans.

Fry the onions, with the salt, then add the water for about 10 let it boil. (set aside to cool)

Beat the far or oil, eggs one by one, and the crumbled cheese beating continaully, then add the onions and the water, grated corn and the milk and mix everything very well and put the mixture in a greassed and floured pan. Cook in 375 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 min.

Try it, im on my way of making one!!

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Some Paraguayan Traditional Food that you can’t miss!

 

Panteon de los HeroesThere are some Paraguayan specialties that you can’t miss while in Paraguay, i will mention a few first.

I think my friend Rose can help me on this topic, I will try to convince her to write a great post about food soon, she is an expert!!

Meanwhile I’m going to talk from the eaters side not from the cookers side, my cooking sucks but i like to eat :-) , so i think you can trust my taste.

In Paraguayan cuisine it is very common to use certain ingredients like corn, mandioca, paraguayan cheese, etc

Here you can find great Paraguayan recipes in English

Foods that you CAN’T miss while in Paraguay!!

  • Empanadas
  • Chipa
  • Sopa Paraguaya or Paraguayan soup (btw… it’s not exactly a soup)
  • Mbeyu
  • Soyo
  • Asado (butifarra, tapa cuadril, vacio, morcilla)
  • Bife a caballo
  • Tallarines
  • Surubi (river fish)

You can have Paraguayan food at Lido Bar (very famous for river fish soup), Tembi’u He, El Futuro and Bar San Roque, among others.

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Where to Eat? Asuncion restaurant guide

Paraguayan food is just delicious, I always gain Bife a caballoa few pounds while there (they are well worthy :-) ), not just because I love it but also because food is part of social life, and while there as a tourist, I dine out much more than I used to while living there.

My life there is awesome, every day is different and I try to go out to different places and to know more restaurants, cafes, bars etc.

When I arrived to Paraguay the first thing I asked my friends was to take me to a typical restaurant. They immediately took me to Churrasqueria Paulista which is Brazilian, and that happens all the time when an outside visitor arrives in Paraguay. I don’t know WHY people take them to Brazilian churrasquerias, that was so strange until I noticed the lack of Paraguayan typical restaurants.

I remember a very good paraguayan restaurant called Portiyu but unfortunately they closed years ago. Then I discovered this restaurant called TEMBI’U HE (Dr. F. Fernandez y Stma. Trinidad, Tel: 293 324) and I think it’s the only Paraguayan Restaurant available in Asuncion.

My favorite places to eat in Asuncion are: Bolsi, San Roque (very traditional place), Lido bar, Parrillada Roma, Carioca, La flor de la Canela, Camastro, Il Capo (pasta), and Britannia Pub of course! Try the brochette de lomito in Britannia, it’s wonderful (it’s a fillet mignon beef for 2.5 $) and soooo delicious!!

Asuncion Restaurants: The ultimate guide of restaurants (different types of cuisine) with their addresses!!

In major malls (Shopping del Sol, Mariscal Lopez Shopping , Mall Excelsior, Shopping Multi plaza) you will find food courts with lots of fast food places like mc donalds, pizza hut, empanadas don vito, chinese food, paella, pasta, Pancholos. etc.

There are many cafes and empanadas places like Don vito, all over the city.

Try our best Ice creams in Sugar, 4D or Freddo.

La Galeria is a great place to have some drinks and eat. ( I will talk about nite life soon).

Every day you can discover a new place to eat, and if you dare you can go eat to Mercado 4 (it’s a popular market where you can find stuff at bargain prices). You will find anything from nice Chinese restaurants there to Asaditos (barbecue made on a grill on the sidewalk). The Mercado 4 deserves a special post that I will write soon! Disfrute!

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