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Arepa – Eat Street!


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Arepa is a pancake-shaped ground cornbread eaten in Colombia, South America. Arepas originated in the northern region of South America before Columbus landed.

Arepa-making instruments have been found in archaeological (historical) sites throughout the region.

Arepa is also a very popular street food and street vendors sing ‘arepa, arepa’ on the streets.

Important Details

  • It is a grilled, fried, or baked maize bread, stuffed with various ingredients.
  • Arepa is usually served with dips like cheese, cuajada (fermented milk), various types of meat, chicken, avocado, etc.
  • It can also be split to make sandwiches.
  • They are usually served for breakfast, as a side dish, or even for a quick meal.
  • 5 major cities in Colombia celebrate the Colombian Arepa Festival every year.
  • Each city takes turns organising the festival between the months of August and December.

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Meet the Arepa Queen of Europe in “Street Food Icons” from Youtube user “Munchies”.

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Comments: 1
  1. naitikmorya says:

    I like pancakes and I am waiting for pancakes to come

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