She points to a caramel colored treat: “This is ‘caca de perro.”
Yes, you heard her correctly… dog poop. It is a common site in downtown Quito where many ladies will try to sell it to you. Just get past the name and give it a try. These kernels of corn cooked with panela (unrefined sugar) and a few other ingredients like chocolate and vanilla extract, are one of Quito’s most famous candies.
Old town Quito is known internationally as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site because of its well-preserved historic center that includes monumental churches and convents dating to the 17th century, an important part of its tangible heritage. READ MORE