A bit more about comida típica. After a visit to the equator in Quito, Ecuador some friends and I decided to go enjoy a local delicacy- cuy. When I was a boy, we had a guinea pig named George who I loved and never look upon as food but in Ecuador they are loved differently and named “Dinner”.
and Julio Iglesias.
With such an incredible reputation I had little doubt of the deliciousness of the rodent that awaited me.
The cuy was accompanied by potatoes and avocado (very typical sides here).
The meat was tender and delicious, particularly the legs. I know, they leave the head on, it’s a bit over the top.
A full pig runs 20USD (Ecuador uses the dollar at the moment). It’s a bit spendy for the amount of meat on the pig but as a one time novelty not bad . I never thought about George once, is that bad?
More about birdwatching tours to Ecuador and Galápagos Island cruises coming soon.