In this category you will find Paraguayan recipes in English. The cuisine of Paraguay is similar to the cuisines in Uruguay and the Falkland Islands. Meats, vegetables, manioc, maize and fruits are common in Paraguayan cuisine. Barbecuing is both a cooking technique and often a social event, and are known as Asados. Many dishes are based on corn, milk, cheese and meats, and fish caught in rivers are also eaten. There are about 70 varieties of chipas (cakes) in Paraguay. Most chipas are made from manioc flour, which is derived from cassava, and cornmeal.