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Ecuadorian food: Tigrillo de Zaruma an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador

Ecuadorian food: Tigrillo de Zaruma an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador

The cuisine in the Coastal region of Ecuador is affected by its local ingredients. From green plantains to seafood, there is a plethora of dishes for you to taste and experience some of the flavors of this region.

Today we want to share about tigrillo de Zaruma.

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About Zaruma

Zaruma is famous for its colonial-style architecture and is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is well-known for the dish we are sharing today, called tigrillo.

Zaruma is a hidden gem, a charming place to visit in Ecuador. Here are some of the highlights and ways to discover Zaruma. 

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What is tigrillo de Zaruma

This dish is called tigrillo and is originally from the city of Zaruma in El Oro.

Tigrillo de Zaruma or tigrillo zarumeño, has been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador.

The original recipe for tigrillo de Zaruma, the one that has been awarded this recognition, includes plantain, eggs, cheese, and onion.

It is important to note that although it is a bit similar to majado,  there is a difference between these two dishes.


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If you want to make tigrillo at home, the recipe is available here in Spanish. 


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What it tastes like

Tigrillo is a delicious savory dish, one that is perfect for breakfast or lunch.


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How and where to eat tigrillo de Zaruma

This nutritious and delicious savory dish is found in Zaruma,  Ecuador. and it is customary to enjoy it with a warm cup of coffee from Zaruma, one of the best coffees in the country.

Food is important for a traveller’s experience, so we are sharing some of the dishes that will stay in your memory and bring a bit of Ecuador to your mind.


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Have you eaten tigrillo before? Did you like it?

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Ecuadorian food: Tigrillo de Zaruma an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador

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