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Paraguayan cuisine

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Paraguayan cuisine

Asado with achuras (offal) and sausages.
Location of Paraguay

The cuisine of Paraguay is similar to the cuisines in Uruguay and the Falkland Islands.[1] Meat, vegetables, manioc,[2] maize,[2] and fruits are common in Paraguayan cuisine.[1] Barbecuing is both a cooking technique and often a social event, and are known as the Asado. Many dishes are based on corn, milk, cheese and meat, and fish caught in rivers are also eaten.[3] There are about 70 varieties of chipa (cake) in Paraguay. Most chipas are made from manioc flour, which is derived from cassava, and cornmeal.[4]


  • Common dishes 1
    • Desserts 1.1
  • Beverages 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Common dishes

Sopa paraguaya is a traditional Paraguayan dish.
A fresh produce market in Asunción, Paraguay.
  • Beef cooked in various ways with numerous different other foods.
  • Bori-bori is a chicken soup served with cornmeal dumplings.[1]
  • Chipa is a bread made with manioc, egg and cheese.[1]
  • Chipa Guasú is a cake made with corn grains, and is an original and common food of Paraguay. It's often served at the asado.
  • Chipa so'o is another type of cake.
  • Cured meats, smoked ham
  • Groundnuts
  • A traditional kiveve is made using pumpkin or "andai", water, salt, oil, onion (chopped into very small pieces), milk, sugar, corn flour and fresh cheese.
  • Lampreado,is a fried cake made from manioc flour.
  • Mazamorroa is a cooked corn mush dish.[1]
  • Mbaipy-so-ó is a corn pudding with meat.[1]
  • Mbejú is a starch cake and staple food of the Paraguayan diet.
  • Milanesa, is a breaded meat cutlet, fried, baked or sauteed.
  • Authentic Paraguay cheese
  • Parrillada is a dish of meat cooked over hot coals.[1]
  • Pira caldo is a fish soup that is part of the traditional cuisine.
  • Pork is another type of meat commonly involved in the average Paraguayan cuisine.
  • Sopa paraguaya is a traditional Paraguayan dish. Literally meaning "Paraguayan soup," sopa paraguaya is similar to corn bread. Corn flour, pig fat (lard) or butter, cheese and milk or whey are common ingredients. It's a spongy cake that is rich in calories and protein content, and is the national dish of Paraguay.Though it is native to Paraguay, this dish can be found in other Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Soyo is a thick soup of meat crushed in a mortar, seasoned with several spices and vegetables.


  • Cake of many different varieties.
  • Kosereva is a common "barreled" candy that is native to Paraguay, with the hardened skin of the sour orange ("apepú", in Guaraní language), cooked in black molasses, resulting in a bittersweet and acid taste and having a high protein content.
  • Mbaipy-he-é is a dessert dish made with milk, molasses and corn.[1]


Terere is the national drink of Paraguay.[1] Fruit juices and soft drinks are common. Beer and wine are also available.[1] Caña is an alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane juice, and mosto is a non-alcoholic variety.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Cuisine of Paraguay, Uruguay and the Falkland Islands, Guarani and European Influences. Accessed July 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Paraguay, the Country of Cassava." Accessed July 2011. (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Culture." (of Paraguay). Accessed July 2011.
  4. ^ "Chipa and Sopa Paraguaya." A Taste of the World. Accessed July 2011.

External links

  • Sopa-Paraguaya (recipe). (Spanish)
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