Ecuadorian's day, at least as far as his or her diet is
concerned, is centred around lunch, rather than dinner as in
There is no one food that is especially Ecuadorian, as cuisine
varies from region to region of the country. For example, costeños (people from the coast)
prefer fish, beans and rice, while serranos from the mountainous regions
prefer meat, corn and potatoes.
examples of Ecuadorian cuisine in general include patacones,
unripe bananas fried in oil, mashed up and then refried, and
seco de chivo, a type of stew made from goat.