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Spit-roasted cuy (guinea pig) are a popular food all around Ecuador, but are an especial treat in Ambato, Ecuador where plump roasted cuy are served in great numbers in shops around the city. Cuy are also raised by families in their homes and are eaten for special occasions, like Easter. (From a photographic gallery of street food images, in Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, p. 130)