Why Peruvian Food is the best?

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Exciting Things to Know About Peruvian Food

If you were only attracted to Peru’s wildlife and beautiful natural scenery, it is time you discover more. Peru has over 30 microclimates, seashores, mountains, deserts, the Amazonian tropical forest, and increasing food options. The depth of Peruvian food has attracted global attention in the recent past. These are some of the things that you should know about Peruvian food.

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Ceviche or Cebiche

Over 3,000 types of potatoes

Potatoes adapted and grew at a fast rate in Peru; It was taken to the Western hemisphere during the colony, making them quite popular in European countries in the 1800th. Currently, people cannot imagine living without potatoes. Peru’s Instituto Peruano de la Papa says Peru is the birthplace of potatoes in Peru, where over 3,000 varieties are grown. These potatoes come in different colors and shapes. The most important thing about our potatoes is that they are not genetically modified.

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Peruvian native potatoes

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Guinea pig or Cuy

Guinea pigs have been a delicacy in Peru for a long time. They are grilled in an open fire with spices that characterize this food. Although some people consider guinea pigs as pets, people in Peru do not see meat as different from beef or pork. We Prepare Guinea pig (Cuy) together in a Pachamanca Barbecue in all alternative treks.

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Cuy al Horno with potatoes and salsa

Purple Corn (Maiz Morado)

Besides potatoes, corn in Peru is everywhere. Just like potatoes, there are hundreds of different types of corn. The most expensive type of corn is purple corn or Maiz Morado. People eat corn in meals or as a snack. For example, the Choclo has large kernels and is toasted in oil to make the crispy snack called cancha. It can as well be consumed after sun-drying. There is also corn juice which is produced to make chicha beverages.

peruvian chicha morada
Peruvian Chicha Morada is made with purple corn.

Similar to Chinese food

Peruvian cuisine for several decades has been shaped by various external influences such as Spanish and Asian immigrants. The most notable influence is Chinese food. Peruvian-Chinese hybrid food (Chifa cuisine) is offered in cities such as Lima. Other foods that demonstrate cross-cultural influences are French fries, beef, steak stir-fry, and Lomo Saltado. Our Trekking chefs are high at preparing dishes and the best restaurant in Peru.

Lomo Saltado
Peruvian Lomo Saltado

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  1. Yes indeed
    Peruvian food is one of the best tasting ones in the whole world.

  2. Peruvian Food is very good but the French Cuisine is the best

  3. Peruvian Food, simply the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I am a chef for over 30 years and I absolutely agree that Peruvian Food is Unique and the very best food in the world!
    Nothing like Peruvian Food

  5. The Jalea is one of the best and amazing dishes.

  6. Es la fuslion de todas las culturas que recibimos en Peru

  7. Every single dish from Peru Cuisine are so delicious and unique !!

  8. The variety of food and flavors are amazing!
    Peruvian food is the best!

  9. Peruvian food is delicious!

  10. The best food is from 🇵🇪 the variation of plates we have in the world.😊

  11. Peruvian food is organic and fresh I used to eat very healthy when I was living there, flavor is delicious. Miss my favorite food. I’ll come back soon when everything it’s ok .

  12. Peruvian food is delicious! The combination of fresh ingredients creates great flavors, always perfect. It’s healthy food!

  13. My recent trip to Dubai I landed up in a small cute restaurant called Highway311 in JLT area. Turns out to be authentic Peruvian and Colombian restaurant. From chifa style dishes to maiz morada drink it Chirag shethna an experience worth it.

  14. For some reason this is why Peru is again a World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2021 ( Peru have been winning several times this award each year) https://www.worldtravelawards.com/profile-2019-promperu

  15. Love peruvian cuisine. We lived there six years.

  16. It is so delicious. So many different dishes to choose from.

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