Food has always been a big and important
part of the Paraguayan culture. What they eat define who they are.
On a normal, sunny day, as you walk through the town, you would
see groups of Paraguayan gathering and passing around the tereré.
People usually gather on weekends to have a big asado with their
family or friends. Food is what connects and brings the people together
in the Paraguayan culture. Some traditional foods are Mbeyu, sopa
paraguaya, chipa guazu, chipa, payagua mascada, pastel mandio, milanesa,
empanada, tallarin, guiso, croquetas, vori vori, mandioca, dulce
de guayaba, mate/terere/cocido, flan, pave, etc.
• 1 kg corn meal
• 200g lard
• ½ kg onions (chopped)
• 1 sp. Salt
• ½ Paraguayan cheese
• 6 eggs (beat)
• 1 liter milk
1. Make a sauce with the lard, chopped onions, salt, and a little
bit of water.
2. Let sauce cool off and mix in the corn meal, eggs, cheese, and
3. Mix well
4. Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake for approximately an
5. Serve hot
• 1 Kg. Grounded corn
• ¾ cups lard
• 1 big onion
• 1 spoon rock slat
• some water
• 6 eggs (beat)
• ½ kg. Paraguayan cheese
• 3 cups of milk
1. Make sauce with the lard, onion, salt, and water
2. Let <1> cool off and mix in ground corn
3. Add in the eggs, cheese, and milk. Mix.
4. Pour mixture into greased pan and bake for 50-60 minutes
• 1 chicken breast (3 kg.) witth skin (can substitute beef
• 4 liters of water (or chicken soup)
• 500 g. toasted onions
• 500g. carrots
• 200g. red and green peppers
• 3 leaves of garlic
• 300g. celery
• Perejil and oregano
• 500g. tomatoes
• 500g. pumpkin
• salt and pepper
For the vori…
• 700 g. of corn meal
• 350g. Paraguayan cheese
• Chicken Soup
1. In a pan, cook chicken till golden crisp
2. Remove the chicken and save for later. In the same pan, cook
the chopped vegetable in the following order: onions, garlic, pepper,
carrot, pumpkin, and tomato. Cook well and add in soup/water; cook
3. Add in the chicken from <1> and the oregano
4. For the vori: mix all ingredients well to form dough. (make into
5. Add in the vori <4>, cheese, and a little bit more of the
chicken soup to <3>.
6. Cook for approximately 10 minutes.
7. Serve with chopped perejil.
• 1 kg manioc flour
• 300g corn meal
• 250g. margarine
• 5 eggs
• 1 sp. Rock salt
• 500 g. Paraguayan cheese
• 2 sp. Anis
1. Beat eggs
2. Add in margarine and mix
3. Mix in the anis and salt with some water
4. Add in the manioc flour, corn meal, and cheese
5. Mix well
6. Form dough (with hands) and add in milk (quantity needed)
7. Make into shapes (personal preference)
8. Bake for 30 minutes.
9. Serve cold or hot
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