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Yes, we got our fill of the cruises. We may actually go the fourth time, but stay on Isabela, chill and maybe do some day trips (or not). Isabela feels like it is at the end of the world.

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Third Galapagos trip!!! Heavenly!!

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We stayed at a place just opposite Malecon and hiked up to the top of the Barrio....on our way to the Galapagos last October. We considered going through Quito but didn't want to deal with the altitude. We enjoyed Guayaquil.


At considerable risk of being off-topic (but heck, I am the thread-starter so I am allowed;), it was our third Galapagos trip - twice via Quito and once via Guayaquil. Quito's historic center is on UNESCO's Heritage of Humanity list - def worth seeing unless one really is altitude-sensitive.

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We stayed at a place just opposite Malecon and hiked up to the top of the Barrio....on our way to the Galapagos last October. We considered going through Quito but didn't want to deal with the altitude. We enjoyed Guayaquil.

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When's dinner? I had that dish in Guayaquil, Ecuador last fall...delicious!!


I spent two nights in Guayaquil on my way to Galapagos last year. I did not know that Guayaquil is where atun encebollado originated or else I would def order it. I enjoyed Guayaquil - a nice blue-collar town that does its best to charm tourists and locals alike with its Malecon. Tough to compete with Quito, but Mr and Ms stillinjc had a good time there.

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Thanks all. Got it at La Conga. Too late for skipping the cooking part... ;) Any tips on cooking it right? I am making an Ecuadorian dish atun encebollado which calls for yuca.


Super easy: just boil it with some oil and salt. If you want some extra flavor, add some minced garlic to the water. Otherwise, after cooking it, drizzle with garlic, add minced garlic, and some cooked/sauteed onions.

Or, if you want to go brazilian style, cut into rectangles and fry it. Mandioca fries are DELICIOUS.

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When's dinner? I had that dish in Guayaquil, Ecuador last fall...delicious!!

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Thanks all. Got it at La Conga. Too late for skipping the cooking part... ;) Any tips on cooking it right? I am making an Ecuadorian dish atun encebollado which calls for yuca.

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shoprite definitely. or if you want to skip the cooking part, just buy it already made from ME Casa

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La Conga on Grove and Bay.

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Is there a supermarket in JC (preferably somewhere downtown) whare I can get fresh yuca?


Pretty much what others have already stated: ShopRite always has it in stock (I have gotten it there many times) but if you want the lowest price for it, definitely try La Conga. Notwithstanding the previous comment by jc_dweller, La Conga is perfectly fine, and you can get all the other basic root vegetables you find in Latin cuisine. I am pretty sure I have seen it at 99 Ranch every time I have been there, along with taro and all the other usual root vegetables.

If you are so inclined, you can also find yucca and taro and other root vegetables in the frozen aisle in these places, which is conveniently peeled and cut into chunks.

It also helps to know the alternative/translated names, as some employees may not recognize one or the other. Yucca is also known as cassava and mandioca, while taro could be referred to as malanga.

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Supremo in the Heights definitely has. Take an exciting walk through beautiful SW Hoboken and up the 100 steps! You could even take the HBLR to 2nd st for a shortcut.

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I've gotten it at ShopRite and Key Food, but I'm not sure if they have it all the time or only sometimes. They likely have it at La Conga, though you'd need an oxygen mask to enter. A bit more off the beaten path I bet 99 Ranch has it - I know it's an Asian market but their produce section is vast.


I've seen it at 99 Ranch not sure if they have it all the time.

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I've gotten it at ShopRite and Key Food, but I'm not sure if they have it all the time or only sometimes. They likely have it at La Conga, though you'd need an oxygen mask to enter. A bit more off the beaten path I bet 99 Ranch has it - I know it's an Asian market but their produce section is vast.

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Is there a supermarket in JC (preferably somewhere downtown) whare I can get fresh yuca?

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