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Food discoveries


I'm hungry at the moment which is why I'm going to start by talking about food... I've become very fond of some delicious sausages called 'Chorizo Español', though I'm not sure if these ones are actually imported from Spain or are just an Ecuadorian imitation. I first tried them at a barbecue held at the apartment of D and A, two then-new colleagues of mine.


Their condo has a very well maintained communal outdoor swimming pool, which I made full use of!


The first thing I did when I went food shopping the next day was go straight to the sausage section and buy a big pack of Chorizo Español. I lived off them for the following three days yet this has in no way dampened my enthusiasm for them!

Speaking of food, yesterday evening I had some churros for the first time in Ecuador. I got them from one of the mobile grill/frying stands that tend to congregate near to or opposite the entrances to shopping malls, supermarkets and other big businesses on weekend evenings. Officially they're not actually allowed to operate, which is why (or so I've heard) the grill owners scurry away, pushing their stalls on wheels, whenever they see a particular type of police approaching. The churros I got were delicious, sprinkled with sugar and served in a paper bag for 50 cents. I think tomorrow evening I might go out and see if that stand is there again...

Tomorrow there's a big group of us going to Isla Santay, a large island in the river Guayas. It sounds like it will be a very interesting experience - I can't wait!

Posted by 3Traveller 02:24 Archived in Ecuador Tagged barbecue ecuador churros guayaquil ecuadorian_cuisine

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