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Mbejú – Paraguayan Cheese Flatbread (Flourless) – Food Wishes ctm magazine

There’s quite the flour shortage going on these days, and the shelves are bare, with one notable exception. Luckily for us, no one is hoarding cassava flour, which is the main ingredient in Mbejú, a truly unique, beautiful, and delicious cheesy Paraguayan flatbread. By the way, you might want to pick up a couple bags, in case this video goes viral.

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  • Serai3 on April 18, 2020

    The other reason no one's buying cassava flour is how expensive it is.

  • E on April 18, 2020

    That is surprisingly small pan.

  • Ilham Chanel on April 18, 2020

    Delcious Food.

  • fricky11111 on April 18, 2020

    That was the strangest looking bite mark at 6:17……..

  • Lizet Flores de Bowen on April 18, 2020

    You just made our day! My boys always complain that nobody knows about Paraguay. And you just made our favorite snack.
    You did a great job, they look just like the ones in Paraguay.

  • Vane Frutos on April 18, 2020

    As a paraguayan, I couldn't be more thankful for this video!

  • SMS on April 18, 2020

    I was just eating this… how did youtube knew????

  • CatsAndPokemon on April 18, 2020

    I'm sorry but I struggle to even conceive how this could taste good. It looks so dry chalky.

  • honestsage on April 18, 2020

    Thank you. Us celiac get classed with the fad people but for us it's a health issue.

  • May Soliman on April 19, 2020

    Can i substitue with oatmeal flour

  • Magda Martinez on April 19, 2020

    This looks and sounds delicious! How can do you store these?

  • T C on April 19, 2020

    This is closely related to the Pao de Queijo so famous in Brazil, but with less oil and without eggs.

  • ed zmuda on April 19, 2020

    Cassava flour, tapioca starch, and arrow root starch are all the same thing.

  • chuchuchuchia on April 20, 2020

    In the spirit of full disclosure! Love it ♥️

  • daaaavidz on April 20, 2020

    You can also simply add a thin layer of plain cassava flour into the pan, which will cause the starch to clump up with the heat and form something similar to a dough. It will be tasteless by itself, but you can top it up with things like hazelnut cream, or sweet condensed milk and grated coconut for a quick dessert.

  • poizd on April 21, 2020

    I've never seen this recipe in english before. Nice one! Though I recommend working the flour a bit less; you want to have some loose chunks in there, at least that's how we do it here. Best wishes.

  • Jessica Miller on April 21, 2020

    Would this work with corn flour? I know it's not the same thing but it also doesn't have gluten and I currently have plenty of that.

  • Karina Cameron on April 22, 2020

    This recipe was such a nice surprise!! I live in Paraguay and I hope to find more of our delicious gastronomy in your channel. Thank you !

  • GiGi on April 22, 2020

    we do the same thing in Brazil but with Tapioca flour

  • Peter deWolf on April 23, 2020

    The lid was left off after the flip…was that deliberate? Necessary? Optional?

  • Margaret Cooper on April 26, 2020

    My son is Paraguayan and I am always looking for recipes from Paraguay. Thank you.

  • Pablo Achucarro on May 2, 2020

    Try it with cheese in the middle and fried eggs on the side 👌

  • Victor Fenner on May 3, 2020

    sounds like a tapioca with extra steps

  • rosa ayala on May 3, 2020

    Chef John that is the best recipe thank I’m from Paraguay 🇵🇾

  • Michael Castro on May 3, 2020

    Round the outside
    Round the outside

  • mcmlxix69 on May 7, 2020

    Please make a sopa paraguya!

  • Mina on May 8, 2020

    "starting with two consonants is not ideal" the mb is actually a letter in guaraní alphabet! (we officially have two languages here in Paraguay: Spanish and guaraní). Amazing video tho, I love to see Paraguay getting recognition u_u

  • Matti Kallio on May 12, 2020


  • Iryanmadayana on May 19, 2020

    Aside from all the delicious food, recently I am quite impressed with Chef John's ability to refer to the current situation without referring to the current situation.

  • michel g on May 26, 2020

    I was so happy to see this. My favorite Chef making a dish from my homeland. You are the best Chef John,

  • 《L.V.X.MAGICK》🦋《 on May 29, 2020

    I was waiting for him to break into an Eminem rap with all the "go round the outsides"

  • shannon brown on June 6, 2020

    Chef John I like all your recipes I've tried but the bread ones are my FAVORITES! I had tigelle last night for the first time and it was just amazing. Can you post a video how to make that?

  • R Hauser on June 11, 2020

    Hmmmm. That is how I flip my large Denver omelet to finish the top.

  • S Guzman on June 11, 2020

    That looks really yummy!

  • rod_ trip LXVI on August 7, 2020

    What a voice???!!!😂😂😂

  • El Corajudo Carpincho  on September 6, 2020

    CHEF JOHN I forever have respect for you and your work! I am from Paraguay and nobody knows about my nation or foods and I’m so glad you did this! Hats off! I’m sure you are well traveled man!

  • Heather Rangel on October 3, 2020

    This would be great with chili.

  • dreyhawk on October 22, 2020

    Hooray!!! Something a Celiac can make without having to adapt or substitute!! Awesome! Thank you!

  • Chely Margarita on November 20, 2020

    Hey chef John. Having a rough mental health day but you’re always a great pick-me-up!!

  • Donald Davis on December 22, 2020

    I lived in Paraguay for 2 years and this was my favorite thing to eat there. Most often I saw native Paraguayans drinking cocido alongside their mbeju (accent on the final syllable).

    Thank you for sharing a video on this, as now it makes me more confident in being able to recreate it myself since moving back to the USA.

  • Pavel Berky - Kerby23 on December 26, 2020

    You could simply add some egg, so it doesn't fall apart and make it much easier to handle 🙂

  • Pomelo410 on March 18, 2021

    As a paraguayan i can say with the ingredients that you have over there you make a amazing Job, Google cocido quemado (kind of a tea with yerba mate) and drink with that for breakfast.

  • Flea Christenson on September 22, 2021

    My food wish is bigos. Pretty please.

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