just wanted to share with everyone how i lived and ate for about five days down in letiicia in the colombian amazon, there is simply one rule.....

what you catch you eat......oh by the way this is sopa de piranha & grilled armadillo which is a bit like pork scratchings inside.

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Juanes, I'm just going to give you a bump.... Because, fortunately for my sensitive stomach, I haven't eaten anything like this in colombia... I did have those spiky poisonous fish (can't think of name) in sonora mexico, but that's about the most dangerous and odd thing I've eaten..

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... Is that an Armadillo pipi ?

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Check this out:
http://www.hormigasculonas.com/english_version.htm
Pretty common in Santander around Easter

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In Cesar, Colombia many people eat " Cuy " , it has a pretty good flavor.

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I've eaten cuy, and don't want to know what goes into the chorizo.

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For me, the chicken head was strange.

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I ate the roasted ants from Santander. Can't say I hated them but can't say I liked them either. A totally alien taste, no words in my vocabulary to really describe the thing. Won't try it again, though.

Overall, though, Colombia in general and Colombian food in particular turned out to be much less "exotic" than I imagined. While in Colombia, I ate roasted papas, roasted pollo, sopas and arroz more than anything else. Surprisingly few spices and no cultural shock for this gringo. My Mom could have easily cooked the stuff, in fact.I felt eerily at home!

In fact, after only a week I started finding the food too plain and longed for the spicier and richer ethnic cuisines of North American cities. True, I mostly hung out in the highlands; maybe on the Atlantic Coast my experience would have been different.

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Caldo de Ministro

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Baby beef con cabeza

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Pelanga

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I´m surprised no one mentioned BURRA ... hahaha

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Sadly it´s true ...
Pasta cooked Colombian style becomes rubber...

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Certain variations of Pizza are very odd. I also had a strange but extremely delicious soup in Cali that was viscuous in texture and yellow in colour, but one of the best (if not the best) soups I have ever had.

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Cuy y hormigas culonas

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If it's too strange... then... I ain't gonna be eatin it.

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In the amazonas they also eat mokey brains, I hope you like the exotic dish and make sure you ask the waiter you like it well done. lol

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I've eated cuy (good) and hormigas culonas (not good. Just like stale peanuts).

I think the weirdest things we've all eaten in Colombia, though, are disguised in the caldos and chorizo.

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i didnt manage to come across any guinea pig at all in my time in colombia but i can also thoroughly recommend lama steak or alpaca steak, really soft and tender like a soft steak...i had it twice in la paz in bolivia but im not sure they have it up in colombia.

in my picture there was catfish in the soup also which had much more meat than the piranhas...demasiado huesos y flaquitas...

with the armadillo, there is loads of meat inside the shell which you can fry up and then scrape the shell itself too, thoroughly recommended...

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Armadillo Cooking

Armadillo on the grill.

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Nothing, i don't anything that is not chicken, beef, or fish

well one day i tried an Ormiga culona .....

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Them there some red-necked hicks down south.
You sure that was an armadillo on the grill and not Obama's pastor?!

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Piranha Fishing, Cooking, and Eating

Dinner is ready!

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Looks tasty!!!

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I've eaten some strange chucha in Colombia as well!!

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More like an addiction!!!

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So do Jealous Colombianitas!!!

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Frijoles con jarra; bocadillo con queso! y una vaso grande de leche caliente! hahahhahahah!

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...y pal baño mijos!

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bueno depende, por que dicen por ahi que los frijoles sueltan y el bocadillo endureze - yo no se!

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oh yeah, i just remembered una otra comida extrana que me he comido en tiendas en colombia......

fruit with grated cheese on top.............whats all that about ?

in bogota close to museo de oro and medellin i know, when you get your breakfast mixed fruit of maracuya, papaya, mango, naranja, banano, etc.....for some reason everyone was putting cheese oon top of it !

Posted on March 29, 2008