Sunday, 10 November 2013

Peruvian Food

Peruvian food has a few major influences - Chinese, Mexican and Italian being the main ones.  We found meals were generally either realllllly salty or not at all salty.

Lomo Saltado
Think asian beef stir-fry plus potato chips/wedges.  Weird concept, right?  But oh so delicious!

It's a native fruit which has a custard-like texture and tastes, wait for it, like cookie dough.  For serious.  This stuff is amazing.  We couldn't get enough of it and Tom even went on the hunt for Lucuma ice-cream -

Inca Kola
This stuff outsells Coca-Cola in Peru!  So of course Coke goes and buys out Inca Kola.  It tastes exactly like Creaming Soda.

Quinoa has been around in Peru forever and it's an integral part of their daily diet.  They even have it in their soups.  Delish!

Peruvians eat this meat like we eat beef.  My sister and father ate it and said it was pretty non-offensive; not too gamey or anything.  Similar to beef if anything.

Pisco Sours
This is their national drink.  Pisco is an alcohol made from grapes to which they add lemon or lime juice (sours).  It is quite sour - not my thing.

Fish cooked in lime juice - simple.  Different parts of Peru prepare the fish differently - diced, sashimi or small fillets.  It's generally served with red onion and sides of sweet potato and maize.


  1. Really enjoying your Peru posts, Kay.

    It's a part of the world I haven't been to.

    SSG xxx

    1. Yay so glad you are!! I think I have 1-2 more Peru posts before I move onto Brazil!

      Slowly and steady wins the race.


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