This looks wonderful…guinea pig barbecue

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A bit more about comida típica. After a visit to the equator in Quito, Ecuador some friends and I decided to go enjoy a local delicacy- cuy.  When I was a boy, we had a guinea pig named George who I loved and never look upon as food but in Ecuador they are loved differently and  named “Dinner”. IMAG2166

Fiambre’s, the restaurant, famous for guinea pig has been visited by the likes of   anthony_bourdain

Anthony Bourdain  IMAG2165

and Julio Iglesias.

With such an incredible reputation I had little doubt of the deliciousness of the rodent that awaited me.

The cuy was accompanied by potatoes and avocado (very typical sides here).

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The meat was tender and delicious, particularly the legs. I know, they leave the head on, it’s a bit over the top.

As much as I enjoyed the juicy little pig I don’t think I will add it to my…

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