Ecuador | Five best dishes of Manabi's gastronomy
 Ecuador | Five best dishes of Manabi's gastronomy

Five best dishes of Manabi's gastronomy

Dec 10, 2021

Five best dishes of Manabí's gastronomy The province of Manabí is known for having in its territory magical places that generate visits from different parts of the country and the world. But Manabí is not only synonymous with scenic beauty, it is also synonymous with experiences that delight the palate. Not for nothing Manabí gastronomy is considered the best Ecuadorian food, as it was declared by the Ministry of Culture as Intangible Heritage of Ecuador, but that is another topic, what I come to tell you today are the best dishes that you can taste in the Manabí territory. First of all, you should know that this gastronomy mixes indigenous and Spanish ancestral knowledge, being the main ingredient the plantain that together with the seafood give it that unique and differentiating touch and flavor. With this short review, now we will tell you about the best dishes of Manabí.

1) Tonga Its origins date back to the rubber workers and the first settlers, who at the time of going to work took a wrap previously prepared by the women of Manabí. The characteristic is that this dish was kept warm for hours, due to the banana wrap. In itself, this is a food that includes rice, cooked bananas and chicken in peanut sauces, the highlight being the banana wrapper.

Tonga | Ecuadortian food


2) Shrimp, fish and crab Viche This dish can be made in different ways by adding various products such as shrimp, lobster or both and adding garlic, spices, cilantro, onions and milk. In itself, this dish consists of a thick soup that is cooked with carrots, beans and different herbs and also combines a variety of fresh vegetables, plantains and peanut-based broth.

Viche | Ecuadorian food


3) Sweets Sweets are part of the Manabita emblem, and stand out especially for their flavor. In Rocafuerte more than 300 varieties of sweets are prepared, such as alfajores, nougat filled with ground peanuts, troliches, cocadas, starch cookies, suspiros with lemon, among others.

Ecuadorian sweets



4) Encebollado Encebollado is an Ecuadorian soup typical of the coastal region. Its preparation requires products such as albacore, yucca, onion, tomato, cilantro, and seasonings such as chili powder, cumin, among others. It is served with chifles, canguil and roasted corn. Undoubtedly, this dish is not only the emblem of Manabí, but it is also consumed and preferred by most Ecuadorians.

Encebollado



5) Sal prieta Sal Prieta was recognized as one of the products that most identifies Manaba cuisine and consists of a fusion of corn flour, roasted peanuts and spices. As such, the product is served with roasted plantain or maduro and becomes a seasoning for the flavor and color it gives to rice and bread

Sal prieta | Ecuadorian food


 

Andre Robles
Andre Robles
Andre Robles is an expert in everything South America, his passion for the region and exploring off the beaten path makes his travel writing both useful and interesting. He has written for several mainstream publications and you can read his guides on Ecuador, Peru, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. Andre is also an accomplished photographer and has been recognized as one of the best wildlife photographers in the region, his photos have been featured in National Geographic and other journals. As a travel agent Andre specializes in curating unique experiences, crafting tailor made itineraries and helping visitors make the best of their vacation, always putting the experience first
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