Ecuadorian food: biche de pescado or viche de pescado
Whether you make it to the Coastal region of Ecuador or not, this is one soup that you should definitely taste if you are in the country. There are restaurants serving this traditional soup in Quito. First of all it has the perfect combination of flavours of the sea. In addition, the soup is thick and filling. So, you will probably not want to order a second dish after eating it.
What is biche de pescado?
Viche or biche de pescado is a hearty fish soup traditional from Manabi province in the Coastal region of Ecuador.
What is it made of
This soup´s ingredients are: fish, yuca, corn, ripe plantain, peanut, garlic, onion and other seasonings.
The soup is served to you, ready to enjoy.
In addition, If you are making the soup at home you can add are sweet potatoes and kidney beans to the recipe.
In conclusion, if you like soups and are not against the idea of enjoying a warm soup whilst in warm weather, biche de pescado is ideal for you.
Make sure to add viche or biche de pescado to your list of traditional food to taste during your visit to Ecuador. Also, when you visit Ecuador you will find that there are many delicious soups to choose from. I will recommend you to taste this one if possible.
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