The typical food of Ecuador include: Plantain Chips: Plantain chips are a very satisfying snack. A plantain looks like a banana, and tastes a bit like a sweet potato. .Aji: Aji is an Ecuadorian hot sauce served with many dishes, given that the food is rarely spicy. Menestra Menestra is a bean side dish, a bit like chili; only it’s not spicy and doesn’t have any meat. Corviche is deep fried fish in a grated plantain flour, topped with fresh red onions and tomato with lemon juice and a special mayo. Corviche is typically served on Ecuador’s coast. Higos con Queso (Figs and cheese) This is a popular dessert, candied figs with local, unsalted, soft cheese.