Chilean food consists of:
Breakfast – bread
Lunch – meat and potatoes with more bread on the side
Onces – “afternoon tea” consisting of something savoury like a hot dog, or some cake (aka kuchen from the German immigrants)
Dinner – we never made it this far – always too full after lunch and onces.
Lomo a lo pobre – Mr Beet’s favourite dish: steak, chips and fried eggs.
The guide book kept banging on about delicious “arrollado” so I order some. It’s pork wrapped in pork fat. I’m not a fan.
Mr Beet celebrates eating five steaks in five days.
Churrasco palta – steak and avocado sandwich
Hot dog “completa” – tastes of nothing.
Apple strudel for onces. Was actually quite nice despite my expression.
An empanada. That which we call a pasty by any other name would taste as sweet (except they hide an olive in there to keep you on our toes)
You always get bread and a spicy dip on the side of your lunch. Often this is the nicest bit of the meal.
Swordfish at a restaurant that was rather too fancy for us.
Alfajor – a shortbread-type biscuit with dulce de leche sandwiched in the middle.
The most typical Chilean dish you could get. Meat and potatoes, and the meat was marinaded in pisco.
Huesillos pudding of fruit and barley in alcoholic syrup of some kind.
The biggest empanada in the world?