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    We Try The Best Traditional Food in Medellín, Colombia | Food Tour


    – Hey, I'm Steve – [Julian] And I'm Julian

    – [Steve] We're from Other Way Round Travel – And today we are going to show you the best food of Medellin Vamos! – Let's go! (lively Latin-flavored rock music) – So we're going to eat some traditional bunuelos and tinto, that means black coffee, for starting our day It's a delicious way to breakfast, Colombian-style (lively Latin-flavored rock music) We're here in Bunueleria Especial, tasting some delicious bunuelos

    Bunuelos are little bowls made from cheese and cornmeal, and then deep-fried So they are common in our traditional breakfasts in Colombia, and they are very, very common during Christmas in December (lively Latin-flavored rock music) – Whoa! – I love it This is a traditional Colombian breakfast We start with a delicious hot chocolate

    – Hot chocolate every day – Si – Seriously, it's the thing (lively Latin-flavored rock music) (speaking in foreign language) – And you can have it with milk if you want it And here we have almojabanas, pan de queso, y bunuelos

    It's very traditional (lively Latin-flavored rock music) – So in Colombia, the favorite morning breakfast is arepas, and you've got lots of different kinds So we've got arepas de paisa, arepas de mote, arepas de choclo, arepas de amarincho, arepas de redonda, and this is con hogao, which is like a mix with tomato and onion and lots of different spices And normally you have arepas with quesito, which is this kinda soft, spreadable cheese that they have here in Colombia, and it's awesome – It's poetry, I love it

    – Yeah – For me, my favorite is arepas de maiz blanco with quesito and the chocolate, I love it (lively Latin-flavored rock music) – Colombia is very, very famous for its exotic fruits, and the locals love their exotic fruit juices So here we've got a bunch of juices to try out Which do we have, Julian? – Yes, we have blackberry, maracuya, and coconut lemonade

    – Limonada de coco – Limonada de coco And maracuya is kind of passion fruit – This is passion fruit? – Yeah, actually, here we have, like, three passion fruits – Ah

    – Maracuya, granadilla, and pitaya – Okay My favorite, always, is limonada de coco – And for me, passion fruit – Cheers to us

    – Cheers Sancocho is a very traditional soup for Colombian cuisine, and you can find it easily in any house or any restaurant Basically, we call sancocho, it's a recipe that requires to put a lot of ingredients in a large pot with a lot of swagger Yay! (claps) In this case, we're going to eat sancocho de gallina, that is hen It comes with some rice, avocado, banana, and our traditional arepa paisa, we cannot forget it

    We do a family reunion, it's common to, we cook sancocha (laid-back Latin electronic music) So we have typical dessert, and it's called obleas And you could add some dulce de leche y mermelada de mora, blackberry jam (laid-back Latin electronic music) – And a lot of the traditional desserts are only available around Christmastime And so, if you come around Christmastime, they'll all have things like natilla– – Bunuelos

    – Mazamorra – Mazamorra – Mazamorra But we're gonna try mazamorra later as well, so – Si

    And it's corn (laughs) – And here we have what's called mazamorra, which is kinda corn kernels with milk And this is a sobremesa in Colombia, and lots of people will have this either after dinner or after lunch as a kinda dessert And you often have this with a bocadillo, which is a traditional Colombian sweet which is wrapped in plantain leaf And what you do is you dip the bocadillo into the mazamorra, and, just like that

    (laughs) It's delicious (lively Latin music) – We are here in Hacienda restaurant, and we have here a refreshing drink called guandolo It is made of sparkling water, aguapanela, it is from sugarcane, lemon, and ice (lively Latin music) Tasty We are going to eat a very, very traditional dish in Colombian cuisine, it's called fiambre, or envuelto

    The typical thing about it is that it is wrapped in banana or plantain leaves It comes from the time of our grandpas, or the mule drivers and the farmers, and they used to eat it because it has a lot of protein, and they needed a lot of energy for the long days of work – Okay, so this is a fiambre, and as you can see, it has the kinda three staples of, every Colombian dish has It's got the rice, it's got the plaintain, it's got the avocado, and, actually, four staples, everything comes with an arepa And this is a very pretty, kind of fancy version of a fiambre, but you can imagine the farmers in the fields after a hard day's work, unpacking the banana leaf, and digging into this kinda real meaty version of a fiambre

    – Actually, in Spanish, fiambre means that the food that you eat the next day, cold, yeah – I don't get it This is the Colombian version of a packed lunch – Yes (lively Latin music) (laughs) Yeah, this is the (claps) bandeja paisa

    – So this is bandeja paisa, quite possibly the most traditional dish in Colombia, very specifically from this region, Medellin and Antioquia, this is the favorite dish – Yes, so I think, for me, this is the king of all dishes for our cuisine So it has at least 10 ingredients, rice, beans, ground beef, egg, sausage, blood sausage, avocado, arepa, and chicharron – [Steve] Chicharrone – It's a lot of food inside, so, (grunts) it's, like, something to enjoy

    I can't wait to taste it – [Steve] It's time for the chicharrone, mi amigo – Okay The time that I was waiting for Mmm

    (Steve laughs) – [Steve] Mmm (lively Latin music) – Mmm – For me, the best part of the bandeja paisa is mixing everything together, right? This is like the traditional English breakfast, only the Colombian version After you've had a big night out, bandeja paisa, mix everything in with the beans, boom – Yes, I mean, the flavor is unique

    If you come to Medellin, you have to try it, you have to eat it (forks clink) (Steve laughs) – Ah Now we're going to try our favorite traditional Colombian desserts Here we have arroz con leche, and in this little jar of wonder we have arequipe, which is some, it's kinda like soft caramel spread And what you do is you pour the arequipe in, and, voila

    (lively Latin music) (Julian laughs) – This is good – We are here in Mondongo restaurant, where we are going to try two of the most popular and two of the most famous soups in Colombia, the mondongo and the ajiaco (server speaking in foreign language) – [Both] Ooh – Wow – Yes! So this is the very famous, or infamous, mondongo soup, which is, basically the key ingredient is cow's stomach

    (cow moos) So all of this is cow's stomach, mixed in with pork, mixed in with potato, and then you put lots of other things, like banana, like rice, like avocado, into it And it's a bit of an acquired taste, I'm not going to lie But it's one of those things that if you come to Colombia, you've just got to try This is the cow's stomach, the tripe (lively Latin music) Do you guys wanna taste some? (laughs) – And here we have ajiaco

    It's a very typical and traditional Colombian soup It's originally from the region of Bogota, and it's made of chicken, three types of potato, and corn – Everything goes into the soup The soup is just the starting point In goes the rice, in goes the avocado

    In goes the, at some point, in goes the banana Everything goes inside of the soup, and it just becomes one big dish that you eat – Here, we are really proud of avocado, and we mix it with everything With soups, with rice, with beans, with arepas Everything with avocado tastes better

    – Okay, bye, everyone We're gonna keep eating, so we'll see you later – I hope to see you here in Medellin, and (speaking in foreign language) (lively Latin music)

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