Destination guide Bolivia

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BOLIVIAN FOOD IS DISTINCTIVE AND IS GENERALLY GOOD.
BOLIVIA'S FOOD IS DOMINATED BY MEAT DISHES, ACCOMPANIED
RICE, POTATOES AND SHREDDED LETTUCE.

MAIN DISHES:
EMPANADA SALTENA - A MIXTURE OF DICED MEAT, CHICKEN, CHIVES,
RAISINS, DICED POTATOES, HOT SAUCE AND PEPPER BAKED IN DOUGH.
LOMO MONTADO - FRIED TENDERLOIN STEAK WITH TWO FRIED EGGS
ON TOP, RICE AND FRIED BANANA.
PICANTE DE POLLO - SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN, FRIED POTATOES,
RICE, TOSSED SALAD WITH HOT PEPPERS.
CHUNO - NATURALLY FREEZE-DRIED POTATO USED IN SOUP CALLED
CHAIRO.
LECHON AL HOMO - YOUNG ROAST PIG SERVED WITH SWEET POTATO
AND FRIED PLANTAINS.
IF YOU ARE VISITING THE COUNTRY DURING THE HOLIDAYS, ASK
FOR A "PICANA", A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DISH MADE WITH BEEF.

DURING CARNIVAL TIME, PUCHERO IS EATEN, A SOUP WITH VARIOUS
KINDS OF MEATS, TUBEROUS VEGETABLES, AND RICE ANOTHER TASTY
FAVORITE IS SILPANCHO COCHABAMBINO, OR MEAT WITH EGGS AND
HOT SAUCE.

IN THE LAKE AND RIVER REGIONS, FISH DISHES ARE POPULAR.

DRINK:
BOLIVIAN BEER, ESPECIALLY PACENA, IS ONE OF THE BEST ON THE
CONTINENT. CHICHA, MADE FROM FERMENTED CEREALS AND CORN, IS
VERY STRONG.
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