Carne Mechada, Chilean and Latin American tradition

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You may have heard of Cuba’s famous shredded beef dish, Ropa Vieja. Literally translated “old clothes,” the dish is much more appetizing than the name would lead you to believe. Also you might know it as “Carnitas” in other Latin American countries, but in Chile, we have a very similar dish that goes by the name […]

The Alfajor, an Irresistible Treat from Chile and South America

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Alfajores are a sweet sandwich cookie featuring a layer of dulce de leche or milk jam, in the middle of two sweet biscuits and coated with chocolate or sprinkled with coconut or powdered sugar. These sweet confections can be found throughout Latin America.  The word alfajor stems from the Arabic al-hasú, which means filled or […]

The “Completo”, popular and delicious street food and Chilean signature!

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The completo is a hot dog variation eaten in Chile, usually served with ingredients such as chopped tomatoes, avocados, mayonnaise, sauerkraut, a variation of the sauce américaine, Chilean chili, green sauce and cheese. Its size can be twice that of an American hot dog. The multiple combinations of the ingredients of the completo leads to […]

Chorrillana, Typical Chilean Snack

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Chorrillana is a Chilean dish consisting of a plate of french fries topped with different types of sliced meat, sausages and other ingredients. Most commonly scrambled or fried eggs, and fried onions. Because of its large size, it is usually served as a dish to share. There are several recipes for the chorrillana, depending on the restaurant and the chef. The base of beef and […]