Ecuadorian Street Food: choclos asados
Street food is not only tasty but also affordable. We can also call them comfort food and a great way to experience Ecuador.
To help you discover some of the country’s known and unknown cuisine, we have written a series of blog posts, each for a different dish or street food option.
Here is our pick for this blog post, choclos asados, also known as choclo con queso.
About choclos asados
Choclos asados translates as grilled corn on the cob. It is corn toasted and sometimes served with cheese on top or a slice of fresh cheese, choclo con queso.
You may be thinking about sweet corn, but Ecuadorian kernels are larger, whiter, and less sweet, unlike northern varieties.
How and where to eat them
You’ll find it served boiled on the cob in restaurants or toasted as street food.
Choclo asado is usually served with a slice of fresh cheese (Choclo con queso) or doused with a sauce-like salsa de cilantro y queso (a green, creamy, and cheesy sauce)
Most carts selling choclo asado also sell carne en palito, which is another tasty street food option.
We hope you have an opportunity to try choclo asado while you are in Ecuador, a common sight when wandering the streets of Ecuador.
Do you like choclo asado?
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