24 Hours In… Medellín.
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1:30pm. A Very Local Lunch – We’re going to take the metro again, this time heading for Parque Berrio station. Once we arrive, go straight to Hacienda Origen – Junin, the best place to get authentic ‘Paisa’ food, including the region’s signature dish: bandeja paisa. This traditional dish includes frijoles (beans), plantains, chicharrón (fried pork belly), white rice, ground beef, fried egg, arepas (cornmeal pancakes) and avocado. Sure, it sounds quite rich – and believe me, it is – but it’s so delicious, you’ll probably even want more! I recommend the empanaditas de iglesia (mini pasties) as a starter while you wait for the main meal. [Photo: Hacienda Origen]