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Bandeja Paisa

Peter Dexter

Well-known member
There are really only two dishes Colombia is known for: one is Sancocho de Gallina found in the environs of Cali and the other (pictured) is Bandeja Paisa originating in Antioquia department.
Consists of fried egg sunny side up, beans, rice, chicharróno (fried pork belly) chorizo (sausage) carne molida (finely ground beef), bajadas de patacón (sliced ripe plantain), and avocado. In this photo the cheap restaurant had substituted a salad of lettuce and green tomato. Also missing from the the traditional recipe is an arepa (a tasteless circular bread made from corn flouer). Alternatively you could call the dish bandeja de colesterol. "Paisa" is what people from Antioquia department are called.


Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I would relish the plantain, beans, egg and avocado, if it was there. No chance on the rest, LOL!

BTW, what is nearly submerged in the bowl of beans?