Stopping for bizcochos (traditional biscuits) :P
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August 16th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
It was past 2pm when we arrived to Cayambe. We didn't have any idea where we could find the best bizcochos. I did some research on line and got a name, but didn't know how to find the place. So better, we went to the main square.
Since we didn't have any idea where to find the best bizcochos, it'd be the best to ask somebody at the square. I asked a lady and she mentioned the ones from the "Padre" (a priest). Yes! I read about them! They also have the oldest and biggest oven, how cool! She gave us directions how to get there. It was just walking distance - in front of the cemetery. Then we saw it. Yes, this was the place, there were people going out with bags full of bizcochos, hehehe.
The place is small but was full with locals and a couple of tourists. We went inside and got our bizcochos. They weren't that good, but was good to try something new and I really wanted to try what the whole town is so proud of, hehehe. They were still warm, nice. I don't think I'd eat them cold. They might be greasy. But warm, yummy. They would be perfect with a cup of coffee or tea... Also Cayambe is famous for the "queso de hoja" a kind of cheese, very similar to mozzarella. Yes, this was the right place for trying the bizcochos. They have been baking them for a loooong time and are very popular in the whole country. People come just to buy them to send them later to relatives or friends in other cities.
After our snack and taking some pics, we were ready to keep on moving. We failed in our attempt to find a place to have lunch, hahaha. It was late and restaurants were running out of food and I wasn't in the mood to have chicken, would have preferred to find local food. But the bizcochos would keep us full until dinner. We'd wait until having dinner in Quito. Hope Shawn wouldn't get hungry in the meanwhile, hehehe.
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The traditional Bizcochos (biscuits) at the famous San Pedro OvenCayambe most famous "dish" actually dessert is the "Bizcocho". It's a buttery and flaky biscuit. It's slightly crunchy and not sweet, a bit salty tho… read entire review