As a motley mixture of gastronomic traditions of Spanish, Portuguese and Indian peoples, kitchen Paraguay - are the numerous dishes, recipes of which differs depending on the region.
The national cuisine of Paraguay
Areas of Chaco famous dishes getting ready fortraditional Indian recipes - the course is game, poultry, cattle, grains and legumes. And the southern and south-eastern regions have undergone the influence of the gastronomic traditions of the peoples of Europe (the main ingredients for cooking - meat, vegetables, dairy products, greens).
Required for tasting traditional dish -"Locri": it is made from stewed corn and various ingredients. Of the first courses we recommend to try the soup with meatballs minced meat ( "albondiga") ilisup meat and cheese dumplings ( "Bori-Bori"). It is worth noting that the dishes of meat in Paraguay prefer to roast over coals or open fire, adding a small amount of spices.
sweet lovers should look forsweets based on sugar, water, orange peel, and molasses ( "kosereva"), a sweet palm heart ( "Palmitos"), sweet dairy porridge with cereals and molasses ( "mbaypi-Hee").
Popular dishes Paraguayan cuisine:
- "Masamorra" (a dish of corn porridge);
- "Saltado" (vegetable stew);
- "Coo-Kui" (a dish, such as meatballs with rice);
- "Wo-yo-const" (soup with corn and beef);
- "Caldo feast" (soup with tomato, onion, river fish, spices and peppers).
Where to try Paraguayan kitchen?
In Paraguay, meet a lot of travelersSouth American cuisine restaurants (it influenced the formation of the Paraguayan dishes). As for the cuisine, it is represented in many Paraguayan restaurants where the cost is not very high.
Speaking of tipping, it is customary in restaurantspost a reward for services in the amount of 10% of the order, but in the mid-range food restaurants gratuities are at the discretion of the visitor.
In Asuncion satisfy hunger recommended"CiervoBlanco" (restaurant pleases visitors local wines, soup Bori-Bori, parilyadoy - grilled meat, Chipas - buns made of corn or flour from cassava with cheese and eggs, as well as other dishes the Paraguayan cuisine, in addition, guests are entertained by folk show ).
Cooking classes in Paraguay
In the center of Asuncion is a restaurant "MburicaoRestaurante ", which, if desired, you can not only enjoy the taste of Paraguayan dishes, but also learn how to prepare on-organizing cooking classes here by the chef.
When to visit Paraguay? The answer is simple - during Carnival (February), in which are held street processions, costume performances, cultural events, tasting Paraguayan dishes.