By:Caroline Leegins and Karen Cox
welcome to Ecuador where our weather is always sunny and clear water's and skies !Here it is beautiful and has a lot of wildlife to explore ! Ecuador's energy mix is largely dependent on oil, which represented 76% of the country's total energy consumption in 2012.according to the British Petroleum's Statistical Review of World Energy 2013.Natural gas and non-hydro renewable fuels are also important to Ecuador's energy mix.
On you first day her you can get unpacked and get relaxed.
On the 2nd day can can enjoy some of our foods and activities!
We have good food here they may be simply but tasty. Here are just a few of dishes that you may come across while traveling around the country.Vegetarians may find Ecuador food a bit difficult, as the concept of vegetarianism is not universally understood. Vegetarians can be seen as picky eaters. If you ask for something without meat (“sin carne”), Ecuadorians may understand this as “without beef”, so you may still end up with chicken or pork on your plate. You will need to explain that you do not eat chicken or pork either.
Types of food we have in Ecuador
One of the best things about the food is the variety of soups that you will come across. The soups vary from consumes to thick broths, all of which are nutritious and healthy.
Locro is a potato and cheese soup. It can be quite filling, due to the amount of potatoes used to make it. Often, this soup will be served with avocado floating in it, making it even richer. If you see this soup listed as “con cuero” it means that there will be pieces of potato skin in the soup also.
Caldo de patas / Caldo de gallina
Caldo de patas is a beef soup, and caldo de gallina a chicken soup. The chicken soup often comes with a boiled potato floating in it. Patas translates as feet – therefore the patas variety is a beef foot soup.(This dose NOT mean people put their feet in the soup)
This Ecuadorean food is fairly common throughout the mountainous region of the country. Llapingachos are potato cakes that are fried, with cheese. When you find Llapingachos on a menu, it will often can be served with chorizo, a fried egg or two and avocado and salad.(Its served like this so u can get something health with what you order)
Churrasco is a common Ecuador food. The meal is made up of beef, usually served with fries, rice, a fried egg and salad.(you get all the sides with your meal)
Fritada is fried pork. This Ecuador dish is often served with llapingachos, as well as choclo (corn). The corn is white in color and is bigger than the corn more commonly served in the United States and Europe.
CuyPopular in the Andean region of Ecuador (and also in Peru), the word cuy means guinea pig. The guinea pig is put onto a skewer and served whole, face and all. Some people love it, others say that there is not much meat and it takes a lot of effort to eat a guinea pig. Often, people describe cuy meat as tasting like chicken.
A couple of common Ecuador food side dishes are patacones and menestras:
Patacones are slices of plantain that have been fried. They are especially common on the coast, where they are often served with fish or seafood, rice and lentils.
This Ecuador side dish consists of lentils in a brown sauce. Sometimes menestras will be replaced by beans in a sauce rather than lentils.
Ecuador seafood dishes are probably best tasted at the coast, but are available all over the country.
Ceviche is a soup-like dish that consists of seafood or fish served up in a tomato-lemon sauce. Some Ecuadorians say that it is great for a hangover.
Encocado means to be served in a coconut sauce. This food option is often found at the beach, where fish will be cooked in a coconut sauce.
This food common across much of the Andes, varies from country to country. An empanada is pastry filled either with beef, chicken or with cheese. The cheese version will frequently have sugared pastry. Empanadas are a good on-the-go snack.(Is Not a Candy).
Choclo con queso
Choclo con queso is warm corn with cheese. This can be found in many places in the Andean region.
Salchipapas is made up of fries served with sausage. usually served in a small plastic bag.
Helado de Paila
This sweet dish originated in Ibarra and is a sort of sorbet that can be bought in many different varieties.
We have some fun activities for you and your family to do on your stay in our lovely country.