The very traditional and basic Paraguayan foods range from corn, plenty of fruits, vegetables, meat, and manioc. Paraguay is a beautiful city in South America that has not gained much recognition. Most of the traditional food of Paraguay thrilled with barbecue sauce.
On the other hand, the list of best places to eat is very long, but Paraguay might not seem to make it that list because its food is not recognized worldwide yet. But, Paraguay serves the best food, and it is guaranteed that you will not find this taste anywhere else.
Following is a list of the top 6 best dishes you have to try in Paraguay.
Chipa is like a bread donut made with cassava flour. Its supporting ingredients are cheese and eggs. The bread of chipa is not filled with yeast so that it can last for a couple of days. Different ingredients are used to create different and exotic foods with an explosion of flavors. Another kind of chipa is the chipaso’o,’ it is stuffed with meat. Chipa is available everywhere, and it is considered to be street food, plus it is cheap. It is best for breakfast, a snack, or as a side food.
The Mbeju is known to be a cake made with cassava flour, and supporting ingredients are; milk, cheese, and eggs. Its dough is rolled to perfection. It is not like other cakes, and it is not baked, but cooked. Mbeju is fried in a hot pan, and as a result, you get cheesy and thick cakes. This cake is very light, and it can be digested at any time of the day. It will surely satisfy your appetite. One can enjoy it with coffee or tea.
A very sweet squash is known as and is used in this masterpiece dish, and it is mixed with sugar, corn flour, and cheese. Kiveve is perfect for a breakfast meal because it contains massive calories, which will give you strength throughout your day. It is served cold or warm and in a bowl. It is up to you if you want to add milk or no to enhance the flavor. It can be eaten as a dessert or as a creamy side sauce to add to the main course. The Paraguayans are so in love with kiveve, mainly because it is very easy to make.
However, empanadas are not only served in Paraguay, but also South and Central American countries. Why do people love empanadas so much? Cause people eat them as sandwiches! The process is simple; make your mix of ingredients for an empanada and fill them up in slices of bread, and you are done.
A feeling of unity with the British pie sandwich or pie barn relates to the Paraguay empanadas. Empanadas can be eaten as snacks in road trips, camping, or when you go hiking. It is surely a light and tasty snack.
The Sopa Paraguaya is known to be the national dish of Paraguay. Judging by its name, it is not a soup, but it is like a cake-bread dish. It is made with cheese, milk, and corn flour, other ingredients such as meat, pork, or vegetables can be used to increase the flavor. To get the essence of corn-bread, it is baked in an oven. There is a whole different story behind the name ‘Sopa Paraguaya,’ despite the story, this dish is still the tastiest and best one available in Paraguay.
Terere isn’t something to eat, but it’s something to drink. Paraguay has a strong bond with tea, and there is a type of tea. It is made with yerba mate; it is like green tea. Terere contains a lot of energy, and it contains the highest amount of caffeine. All the Paraguayan people carry this tea everywhere they go to keep them pumped up and active throughout their day.