Food on Our Trip

I know, it’s pitiful.  I love food and like to see what is eaten in different places.  The bad part is that I would start to dig in and then remember I wanted to take a picture for the blog.  Some of these pictures aren’t that good-sorry!  It’s using an iphone in the dark.  Or it could be the user :-(

One restaurant near the hotel was written up on Trip Advisor and it was very good.  Being typical Americans and hungry!, we were the first ones there both times we went.  We ate fish both times and the salad was huge and fresh.

fresh salad with avocado and tomato
fresh salad with avocado and tomato
Chilean Sea Bass
Chilean Sea Bass

On one of our day tours our guide, Santiago, wanted to show us some of their foods he liked and thought were unusual.  The first one is sea kelp and it looked hard and unappetizing.  He said you boil it in water for 30 minutes and then cut it up and put it in your salad.  He assured me it was delicious.  The other square food was seaweed.  It was also eaten a lot down there although I didn’t see anyone eating it.

sea plant they eat
sea plant they eat

The German influence was evident especially with the kuchen.  I kept pronouncing it “kutch-en”.  We went to an ice cream place and I ordered it and the man kept looking at me like he wasn’t sure what I said.  He then said it was pronounced “koo-ken”.  They had it with a crumble topping and with more of a cream cheese topping.  They served it for breakfast and for dessert.  The used berries and apples and peaches.  It was really good.

kuchen-sorry it's a horrible picture
kuchen-sorry it’s a horrible picture

Lastly, the amazing soup they make is full of fish and seafood.  They also put in chorizo and chicken.  It is delicious.  Probably my favorite entree I have had.  It has a name but I don’t know how to spell it so I’ll get back to that.

Typical delicious soup full of fish, chicken, sausage, mussels-yum!
Typical delicious soup full of fish, chicken, sausage, mussels-yum!

 

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