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Pork Sandwiches Street

Pork sandwiches with the taste of local tradittions

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• Interest:

CULTURE

• Country:
ECUADOR

2250

• Altitude meters:

• Min. visit time hours:

1

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD

• Type:

• Location:
CUENCA CITY

• Altitude feet:

7381

• Max. visit time hours:

1

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VISITS:

  • GUIDED VISITS

  • INDEPENDENT VISIT

  • EXPERIENTIAL JOURNEY


CULTURAL:

  • ATTENDING COMMERCIAL EVENTS


ENTERTAIMENT:

  • NIGHT LIFE


FRIENDLY WITH

CHILDREN - FAMILIES - SENIORS - HANDICAPPED - PETS

RELEVANT CATEGORIES

  • Within Cuenca's Historic District World Cultural Site by UNESCO. 

  • Within Cajas Massif Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

  • Cultural National Heritage by the Ecuadorian Government.

OPENING HOURS (or DATE if it is an event)

  • Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 23:00

GALLERY 

Pork Sandwiches Street

By: Doña Piedad - Creative Commos Attribution

Pork Sandwiches Street

By: Doña Piedad - Creative Commos Attribution

Pork Sandwiches Street

By: Hernán Rodríguez - Creative Commons

Pork Sandwiches Street

By: Hernán Rodríguez - Creative Commons

 
 

ABOUT

The culture of the pig plays a leading role in the gastronomy and the nutrition of the population of Cuenca, heritage of the colony. One version of this culture is the hind leg sandwiches.

 

There are dozens of places to eat a good sandwich in the Historical Center of Cuenca. But one corner has been very popular for five decades: Juan Jaramillo and Miguel Angel Estrella, San Blas parish. There are three places that sell leg sandwiches, accompanied by natural juices or cold drinks. They are hollow patrimonial places ideal to talk about trivial topics in good company, while eating a sandwich.

 

Juan Jaramillo's "soda fountains" became so popular that many customers turned their star product into an everyday meal, not just an appetizer. The pork leg is obtained from the pig's leg that is marinated and cooked over a low heat. From this, pieces of meat are removed to make the sandwich. It is customary for the consumer to season it with a powerful chili mixed with onions, which provides the hollow.

 

They serve the same, but the taste in each of these places is different. There is more of a difference when you try the chili. The ideal topping is very cold coconut juice.

 

The sandwich, a fast and cheap meal, had an aristocratic origin. It was invented by John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, in the 18th century, to give free rein to his obsession with playing cards. With this candy he could play non-stop while eating. Today, the sandwich, an Ecuadorian adaptation of the English word sandwich, accepted by the RAE as a sandwich or sandwich, is undoubtedly a popular meal.

 

ADDRESS

ADDRESS OR VENUE

Juan Jaramillo and Miguel Angel Estrella. Cuenca City, Ecuador

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