Plantains, commonly referred to as “verde” in Ecuador, are an important staple and are used in a huge range of dishes, from the coast to the highlands, plantain is a big part of the culinary culture, and you will have to try some of these amazing dishes when you visit!
If you have never seen a plantain, it looks like a super sized banana, and unlike the bananas most of us are familiar with, it does not lose its green color as it ripens. Additionally, it is not a sweet fruit, and therefore is used in salty and savory dishes, and is not eaten raw.
Just to give a few examples, here are some typical plantain snacks and dishes to try:
And many more!
No matter how you want to try verde, make sure you do not miss out on giving it a shot, and if you want our advice, try it as many ways as you can during your stay! look for this experiences during our city tours