Finally managed toÂ tryÂ some typicalÂ Chilean food. One of the local auditor was very kind to take us out to dinner on Wed. I have requested to be taken to a local Chilean restaurant and she took us to this restaurant at the foot of the Andes.
According to World InfoZone, staple foods in Chile are bread, beans and potatoes. Like a typical Western restaurant, bread is normally serve as before starter. Besides butter, there is also a plate of tomatoes mixed with onions & herbs to go with the bread.
So I had the following for dinner
For starter, we had ‘Empanada De Pino’. A typical turnover filled with diced meat, onions, olives, raisins and a piece of hard-boiled egg, baked in earthen oven.Â Very feeling. Almost like a sherperd pie minus the mash potatoes.
Then for main, I had ‘Pastel De Choclo’. This is a typical Chilean summer dish. It contains ground corn and meat, chopped onions, small pieces of chicken (mine had a chicken drumstick), pieces of hard-boiled egg, olives and raisins. This dish is also baked in clay.
A group ofÂ satisfied customers :). Let me intro:on the left is Sandokan (Brazilian) and the left is Ingrid (Chilean).