Typical food in Bolivia: interesting facts
Bolivia has several traditional and interesting dishes and drinks. As it happens with most other South American countries, in Bolivia lunch is as important as dinner.
Two of the main ingredients in the cuisine of Bolivia are meat and potatoes. The gastronomy of this country uses these ingredients in many of its dishes and they are an important component of the everyday life of Bolivians.
Typical food in Bolivia: some traditional dishes, deserts and beverages
Most of the traditional dishes of Bolivia are not characterized by being spicy, although a few of them are the exception of the rule and, for example, can be made with hot chilies as a main ingredient. Among the spicy dishes you could find in Bolivia there is: Fricase, Fritanga, Aji de Lengua, Saisi, and Picante de pollo.
Some of the usually non-spicy traditional dishes of Bolivia are: majao, chairo paceņo, salteņas, changa de pollo, charque de llama, sandwich de chola, and empanadas. After enjoying one of these dishes you might also want to try a traditional dessert such as a helado de canela (cinnamon ice cream), leche asada (baked milk), or cocadas (coconut candies).