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Bandeja Paisa - Other Activity Medellín - Colombia

Perhaps the most terrifying dish available in Colombia comes from this region. Not terrifying in the nature of the food—it won’t be compared to toasted ants, brains or the like. In truth, it’s similar to a full English breakfast, but it is eaten in the heat. With every mouthful, you can feel your arteries thickening.

A bandeja paisa consists of beans, ground beef, rice, chorizo, blood sausage, pork scratchings, avocado, arepas and plantains, topped off with an arepa and a fried egg.

If that doesn’t make your heart skip a beat in fear then nothing will. And if you can finish this hearty platter, you are doing better than most. With any luck, the sugar and grease rush will make you feel superhuman and not on the verge of suffering a heart attack.

You can find this dish in any restaurant downtown. If you want to give it a try, make sure you don’t eat breakfast beforehand; come to the table with an empty stomach.


Any restaurant downtown

Medellín, Colombia

Other Activity

Travel Tips:

Don't eat breakfast beforehand. Come to the table with an empty stomach.

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Travel Skills: advanced/difficult.

Here are other activities in and around Medellín that may be of interest: The Medellin Cable Car and Cemetery of Jardines de Montesacro.

By Richard McColl
With over five years travelling and working in Latin America, Richard feels most at home here in the big Continent. From the former Scottish...
15 Feb 2012

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