Bonitisimas, one of the best traditional appetizers in Ecuador!

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Bonitisimas, one of the best traditional appetizers in Ecuador!

As a result of the location of my country, there is a wide diversity in gastronomy. Furthermore, dishes made with corn are usually found among our traditional food, yet not restricted to this ingredient.

So, whenever I think about appetizers to recommend my readers to taste, I always include bonitisimas to the list. In addition, other great options are: bolones and empanadas.

First of all, this is a traditional savory Ecuadorian flour patty only found in the highlands of the country.

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What are bonitisimas made of

Due to the location of the country, nestled in the Andes cordillera, there are a wide range of fresh ingredients that make Ecuadorian food so scrumptious.

Bonitisimas are made with toasted corn flour, potato puree, water, salt, butter, goat cheese and fresh cheese.

How to eat bonitisimas

We serve or top bonitisimas with avocado sauce and encurtido (sweet pickled vegetables) In addition, if you go to the highlands of the country most restaurants serving traditional food will have this appetizer in their menus.


So, if you are looking for the perfect way to start your meal or for a small evening meal to combine with a drink, this sumptuous traditional appetizer is the choice for you.

In conclusion, I very much recommend you to add bonitisimas to your list of traditional food to taste during your visit to Ecuador! It is a delicious combination of flavours from the highlands.




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