Paraguay Food and Drink
There is a wide choice of restaurants in Asunción, most with table service. Food is generally of a good quality, particularly when traditional Paraguayan food is on the menu. Places advertising an ‘international menu’ such as hotel restaurants will have a wide grilled meat selection of varying standards. There is also an excellent selection of river fish, including surubí, a fish the size of a squashed child and ugly as roadkill, but delicious in a stew.
• Chipas (maize bread flavoured with egg and cheese).
• Sopa paraguaya (soup of mashed corn, cheese, milk and onions).
• Soo-yosopy (a soup of cornmeal and ground beef).
• Palmitos (palm hearts).
• Surubí (a fish found in the Paraná).
Mosto (sugar cane juice).
Caña (alcoholic version of mosto, distilled from sugar cane and honey).
Yerba maté (tea-like drink brewed from dried leaves and stemlets for the Yerba maté tree, can be taken hot or cold).