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Exploring the Delightful Colombian Ceviche de Chicharrón: Origins and Where to Try It

Exploring the Delightful Colombian Ceviche de Chicharrón: Origins and Where to Try It

This year we finally embarked on an in-depth trip to explore some of the best locations and taste some of the most delicious traditional food in Colombia.

Nestled amidst the lush landscapes and vibrant cultures of Colombia, there exists a culinary gem that delights the taste buds and showcases the country’s rich flavors like no other. Colombian Ceviche de Chicharrón, with its fusion of crispy pork skin and zesty, citrusy marvels, is a culinary adventure waiting to be discovered. This became one of my favorite Colombian dishes for sure.

In this blog post, we will share all about the origins and preparation of Ceviche de Chicharrón, and guide you to the best places to savor this Colombian delight, both in Bogota and throughout the country. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic journey through the heart of Colombia.



Ceviche de Chicharrón: A Delectable Colombian Delight

Ceviche de Chicharrón is a tantalizing Colombian dish that fuses crispy, golden pork skin with the vibrant flavors of lime, onion, cilantro, and peppers. This innovative twist on the traditional ceviche is accompanied by creamy avocado and crunchy fried green plantains. It’s a refreshing yet hearty alternative to the more common seafood-based ceviche we savor during the summer.


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Origins of Ceviche de Chicharrón

Colombian Ceviche de Chicharrón is a unique dish that hails from the Andean region of Colombia and is a significant component of the renowned “Bandeja Paisa.” While it’s undeniably delicious, it’s worth noting that if you’re counting calories, Ceviche de Chicharrón might not be an everyday indulgence. However, it’s an essential part of the Tumba Paisa, a traditional Colombian platter.

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How It’s Made

Ceviche de Chicharrón begins with pork skin fried to perfection, resulting in irresistibly crunchy chicharrón. The crispy delight is then marinated with the zing of fresh lime, the piquancy of onions and peppers, and the refreshing aroma of cilantro. Avocado and fried green plantains are added to create a tantalizing harmony of textures and flavors. The fusion of fresh ingredients perfectly complements the citrusy zest of the dish.


Want to try to prepare Colombian Ceviche de Chicharrón at home? Try out this recipe

Colombian Ceviche de Chicharrón Origins




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Where to Savor Ceviche de Chicharrón in Bogota and Colombia

If you’re eager to sample this unique culinary experience, Bogota is the place to be. Head to La Puerta Falsa, an iconic restaurant where you can savor authentic Ceviche de Chicharrón. Alternatively, explore the local eateries and street food stalls scattered throughout Colombia to discover this delightful dish.

Colombian Ceviche de Chicharrón Origins


Whether you’re exploring the charming avenues of Bogotá, or any other place in Colombia, this treat is for you.

Colombian Ceviche de Chicharrón, with its delicious blend of flavors and textures, stands as a testament to the country’s culinary creativity. From its roots in the Andean region to its fusion of fresh ingredients and citrusy zest, it has earned its place as a must-try dish for anyone exploring Colombian cuisine. If you enjoy chicharron, make sure to taste this ceviche.

Colombian Ceviche de Chicharrón Origins


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Colombian food offers a splendid array of flavors, make sure to also include changua, buñuelos, ajiaco, arepas, bandeja paisa and arroz atollado to your list of food to taste.

In Ecuador, you have a wide array of delicious food, so just to name a few, make sure to taste quimbolitos, dulce de higos, quesadillas, locro, ceviche, cazuela, and llapingachos.

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Colombian Ceviche de Chicharrón Origins

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Exploring the Delightful Colombian Ceviche de Chicharrón: Origins and Where to Try It

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