Ecuadorian food: Humitas
Whether you are a foodie or enjoy eating local food wherever you can during your trips, this article is for you!
Due to its location and despite its small size, seafood, fruits, and vegetables abound in Ecuador. Recipes and ingredients are varied, resulting in a variety of tasty traditional dishes in each region.
You can definitely learn a lot about Ecuador through its food.
In this article, we want to discuss a tasty Ecuadorian dish, humitas.
Humitas are a Native Latin American dish from pre-Hispanic times and a traditional dish of Ecuadorian cuisine.
Ecuadorian humitas are popular in the highland region and are made with ground corn with onions, eggs, and spices, wrapped in a corn husk, and then steamed. Spices vary according to each region and sometimes to each family, a reason why some may contain cheese.
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What it tastes like
Ecuadorian corn is less sweet and drier than the corn found in the US. Humitas are soft, moist, and savory, and they are perfect as a snack or meal.
How and where to eat humitas
We enjoy humitas during a cafecito or afternoon coffee, or sometimes for breakfast.
Of course, there are times we add some arrope to them and have them as a delicious dessert.
According to many, a great way to enjoy humitas is with aji or hot sauce.
Humitas are sold at pastry shops, supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants selling traditional food.
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