Great Ecuador Treat: Encebollado

Posted in: Cuenca Ecuador, Ecuador Food, Ecuador Travel, Traveling Kids

I love, love, love Encebollado! It is delicious!

It is basically an onion soup. Whoa, whoa, whoa! Go back! Did she say onion soup?? That’s right! Onion soup.

Encebollado-fish

It is very meaty!

But wait. Its not as gross as it sounds, actually, it is too-good-to-be-true :). It has fish and yuca (a kind of potato-thing), it also comes with plantain chips and choclo (crispy corn).

Oh, one more thing… cover it in lemon!

Sounding like a pretty weird treat? Well here it is common and a favorite of my mom and me.

I got mine in the Mall Del Rio, but you can get it in almost any traditional food restaurant.

Encebollado-ecuador

A double serving of Encebollado

I hope that you will try this too. Remember: It is much better than it sounds 🙂 !

Happy treats and travels!

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Drew Haines

Drew is the daughter of Bryan and Dena Haines. She moved to Ecuador when she was just 8 years old. She now blogs about amazing animals on her site: EverywhereWild.com

7 comments… add one
  • fernando sosa vaca Jan 21, 2014, 10:02 am

    felicitaciones , amigo , esta bien q comentes, las cosa bonitas de nuestro pais, yo soy camionero y viajo por todo el pais,espero q sigas comentando todo lo bonito q es nuestra tierra , adelante amigo

  • george Nov 10, 2013, 3:21 am

    I love encebollado too, i have had it with rice, bread, popcorn, and plantains but my favorite is with plantain and lot of lemon. But never like my dad… he turns it into a lemonade

  • Stewart Mar 23, 2013, 7:06 am

    Great article. Short and sweet. There is so much good food to be had in Ecuador for cheap. I’ve found a couple restaurants I could trust close to work where they charge $3 for almuerzo (lunch) including soup, main course with meat, rice, salad, drink (usually fruit juice) and a small pastry dish.

    There’s also MacDonald’s for the same price as in the States.

    • Valentine Dumoulin Sep 13, 2013, 6:45 pm

      Nous irons bientot a Cuenca en novembre 13 avec un autre couple de frs et sre j espere faire votre connaisance toi et tes parents ,nous visiterons aussi Linda,
      J aime beaucoup tes commentaires , soy Valentina de canada,,,,asta luago

  • Roxana Mar 17, 2013, 11:03 pm

    Yummy! I like encebollado too!

  • JOrge Alvarez Mar 15, 2013, 3:19 am

    Man, I miss Encebollado so much. My little sister moved to Ecuador not too long ago, I’ll have mom buy her some encebollado, I just know she will love it.

  • Papa Mar 11, 2013, 6:10 am

    Food is a great thing to write about and in this case a great reminder for me of Ecuador. Encebollado is a dish which tastes very different to my North American tongue, but it is a good hearty and healthy meal. It is much easier to get healthy food in Ecuadorian restaurants than in Canada.
    Keep the great articles coming.

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