At Fulinatos, a restaurant in the Candelaria section serving the traditional food of Cali.
Drink: a juice made with lulo fruit (“naranjilla”), pineapple, and corn. Muy rico!
Appetizer: Aborrajados de plátano maduro: fried plaintain stuffed with cheese.
Main course. In Rochester, New York they’d call this the “garbage plate;” here it’s the traditional bandeja vallecaucana, with everything under the sun: several types of sausage, shredded beef, rice and beans (oy, do they know how to do beans in Colombia!), egg, avocado, and plantain. If you’re gonna have one of these for lunch or dinner, you need to skip the other meal.