September 06, 2011
They Really LOVE Chicken in Cuenca Ecuador!
Out of all the fast food restaurants they could have brought here from North America, they chose KFC. Cuecanos love Kentucky Fried Chicken, baked chicken, boiled chicken and chicken grilled on the grill. Walking down the street on Avenue Las Americas there are two mom and pop restaurants, not one mile from each other, and they both cook grilled chicken on the big outdoor grill for lunch and dinner for about $3, which comes with rice, of course.
You can buy a whole chicken, hormone free for about $5 to $7. And it is the best tasting chicken we've ever eaten!!
Outdoor vendors are always cooking chicken on skewers with vegetables for $1 on the side of the street. If you haven't already figured it out, chicken is the meat of choice here in Cuenca.
They love chicken here more than beef or pork. but they also love to do the pig hanging on a skewer on the weekends. I don't have a picture of that yet.
They also get into hot dogs and sausages here with papas frittas (french fries).
And they love Cuye!! Never tried it yet! Ugh, don't think I will. Click on the picture and see if you can guess what Cuye is from the picture on the menu of this restaurant.
Did you guess? That's right it's Guinea pig. A traditional Ecuadorian food here is Guinea pig (cuye)!