Typical Chilean Cuisine

Chilean cuisine takes a lot of influence from its European background, especially the Italians and Spanish. Peruvian, German, English, and French contributions also make up what is considered traditional Chilean food. While traveling through this country in South America, be ready to experience some fantastic flavors merged with indigenous ingredients, giving you an unforgettable adventure full of gastronomical delights. Empanada de Pino is one of the most iconic dishes of Chilean cuisine. The dough is made from flour, milk, and eggs. But what sets Chilean empanadas apart from many other empanadas is the filling. You can find empanadas with several cheese-like fillings, but the most traditional in Chile is the Pino. Pino consists of minced beef, hard-boiled eggs, onions, olives, and sweet raisins. Traditionally, Empanadas de Pinos are served on public holidays with a glass of good Chilean wine, but you can also find them in bakeries and supermarkets at any time of the year.

Cazuela de Vacuno is a traditional Chilean soup. This soup can be made with beef, turkey, chicken, goose, or pork, but the most classic soup is made with beef. It can be served in winter or summer. In winter, it is eaten with carrots, potatoes, and spinach. It is eaten with corn, green beans, and peas in summer. Indispensable in this soup are meat, potatoes, and pumpkin. Cazuela made from rice can also be seen occasionally. This traditional dish is also ubiquitous in Peru and Ecuador, and many different versions are made with fish or lamb.

Completo is one of the most popular and consumed dishes in Chile. The set includes a hot dog sandwich stuffed with Viennese sausage and various toppings, and Its base is always the same: Viennese bread and sausage. What sets it apart from hot dogs is that multiple toppings can be added, leaving room for variations. The most famous is the completo Italiano with avocado, tomato, and mayonnaise. It is called Italiano because of its color resemblance to the flag of Italy.