Eat Like a Local: The Best Street Food to Try in Bolivia

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When travelling to a new place there is an excitement of trying the flavor of the country, having authentic cultural experience, and eating the food the locals eat. Furthermore, often the most delicious and cheapest food is found at street vendor stalls. The same applies to Bolivia, and here are the street foods you should not miss out on:

Street Food in Bolivia
Street Food in Bolivia

Silpancho

Silpancho
Silpancho

Silpancho is a one of the most popular dishes in Bolivia. The ingredients includes eggs, steak or chicken, rice, potatoes, tomato and onion. The dish is usually very big and filling, and is not for dieters. But it is extremely delicious!

Anticucho

Anticucho
Anticucho

Anticucho is a really tasty grilled stick of thinly sliced pieces of cow heart. It is served with potatoes or yuca and a spicy peanut sauce. It is a defiantly must try!

Costilla de cerdo

Costilla de cerdo
Costilla de cerdo

This is a dish made marinated rib of the pig. It is served with fries. This plate is as well very popular among the locals.

Salteñas

Food in Bolivia
Food in Bolivia

A snack often eaten between breakfast and lunch by Bolivians. It is kind is a type of baked empanada, filled with beef, pork or chicken that is mixed with sauce, peas, potatoes and other ingredients. The favorite of many that visit Bolivia.

Tranca pecho

Trancapencho
Tranca pencho

Tranca pencho have the same ingredients as the Silpancho. However, it is all stuffed inside a delicious sandwich.

Pique Macho

pique
Pique Macho

This is a dish mixed of ingredients like meat, fries, saus, sausage, egg, salad, and other things the chef would feel like puting in it. An overall favorite and a must try.

Empanada

A street snack popular over the whole of Latin America. Empanadas are made by folding dough or bread with stuffing. It can consist of cheese, meat, and vegetables. In Bolivia it also popular to eat the empanada filled with fried meat of cow or llama.

Tripitas

Tripitas is a popular dish on the way home after a night on the town. It is made of the intestines of the cow.

Chicharrón

Chicharron
Chicharron

A dish made of fried pork rinds and seasoned with garlic, oregano and lemon. It is first boiled and then cooked in its own fat. It is eaten with llajwa (a tomato salsa), and mote (a type of corn). It is very popular to eat on Sundays.

Moko Chin Chi

Moko chin chin
Moko chin chin

And with all of these delicious street food, the most popular drink is Moko Chin Chi. This is a juice made of dried peach.

It is always a risk of eating street food. We should therefore all take some precautions. Make sure that whatever you eat it is well cooked and served warm. Heat kills bacteria. Never eat something that is not cooked in front of you. Try to eat at the places where many locals eat, they usually safe. With this, you are good to go, and can start enjoying the delicious street food Bolivia have to offer.

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