One of the most famous examples of Venezuelan cuisine is arepa, which is a cornmeal cake that is either baked or fried. It is typically filled with cheese and meat. Other examples include lengua de res, or cow tongue served with vinaigrette, and casabe, a bread made of yucca.
Empanadas are a popular dish in Venezuela and all of South America and consist of deep-fried cornmeal stuffed with meats, cheese or sweet fillings. One of the most common sauces in Venezuelan culture is guasacaca, which is a combination of avocado, peppers, garlic, onion and coriander, and is served with meat, empanadas and arepa. Also, Venezuela is the second most popular country for pasta after Italy.