One of the highlights of Chilean Cuisine is its diversity of Seafood due to its 4,270 km(2,647 miles) of coastline. Another thing not to be missed while in Chile is its high quality red wine.
Chilean food should not be confused with the spicy dishes common in Mexico. Unlike Mexicanmeals, the hot chili is not too frequent in Chile.
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Typisches chilenisches Essen (Typical Chilean Food in German)
Typical Chilean DishesHere is a list of typical Chilean Food and Drink and what their equivalent is in English:
Arrollado de Chancho - Chunks of pork wrapped in pork fat smothered in red ají (chili).
Bistec a lopobre - beefsteak, French fries, fried onions, topped with a couple of fried eggs.
Carbonada - meat soup with finely diced beef and all kinds of vegetables such as potatoes, onions, carrots, broccoli,green pepper and parsley.
Chancho en Piedra - a typical Chilean seasoning. Tomatoes, garlic, and onions grounded together in a stone.
Charquican - ground or diced meat cooked with garlic,onions, potatoes and pumpkin all mashed. It is a mushy dish but great.
Cazuela de Ave - chicken soup with pieces of meat, potatoes, green beans or peas, rice or noodles.
Cazuela de Vacuno - beef soupwith pieces of meat, potatoes, corn on the cob, carrots, onions, green beans, garlic, chunks of pumpkin, rice or noodles.
Charquicán - Potato, pumpkin, mince, onion, carrot sometimes with peas andcorn (both optional) all mashed together.
Costillar de Chancho - baked spare (pork) ribs.
Curanto en Hoyo - a typical dish from the south of Chile. Traditionally prepared by heating fish,seafood, potatoes, some meat, milcaos and types of bread over red hot rocks in a hole in the ground. The food is wrapped in big leaves and then covered with dirt so that it slowly cooks over a number of...