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Peruvian

STREET FLAVOURS

PICARONES

These are Peruvian doughnuts, but so

much better. Deep-fried rings of

sweet potato and pumpkin dough

flavoured with anise, with a

characteristic golden colour,

drenched in honey. “Finger-licking

good” describes them perfectly, as

you have to pick up the rings by hand

and dip them in the honey, like a

good Peruvian.

IN PERU WE HAVE OUR OWN DISTINCTIVE STYLE OF STREET CATERING WHICH DELIVERS ON THE THREE

BS – “BUENO, BONITO Y BARATO”, THAT IS, “TASTY, ATTRACTIVE AND CHEAP!”. FOOD CARTS OFFER A

SELECTION OF THE COUNTRY'S TEMPTING TRADITIONAL DISHES, AND THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN SAMPLE

THE MOST AUTHENTIC LOCAL FLAVOURS, AS ENJOYED BY THE MAN IN THE STREET.

CALDO DE GALLINA - CHICKEN BROTH

Bajona is the name here in Peru for the food you feel a

craving for when you are leaving an all-night party.

Here, people search out for caldo de gallina, tasty soup

with noodles and egg. It is perfect for warming you up

on a winter night.

PAPA RELLENA –

STUFFED POTATO

On the outside, it looks like a

ball of mashed potato fried all

over. But when you take a bite,

you discover within a fantastic

flavour of minced beef and onion,

egg and olives. The finishing

touch is provided by sarsa criolla,

sweet onion seasoned with lime

juice, salt, chilli and black pepper.

CEVICHE

The iconic Peruvian dish

also has its wheelbarrow

version. The best places to

eat ceviche in its most

authentic form are street

markets and fishing

harbours. The recipe is

fresh ingredients, a lot of

flavours and the yapa - an

extra serving after you

have finished off the first

portion.

SALCHIPAPA

The name says it all – a dish

which brings together fried

potatoes and salchicha or

hot dog. It is a simple but

delicious combination, even

more so with a dash of the

chilli pepper which we like

so much. It's a classic

Peruvian “fast food”

combination.

CLASICO

A special combination of two desserts – arroz

con leche, a rice pudding made with sweetened

rice and milk, and mazamorra morada - purple

porridge, a type of jelly made from purple maize

or corn. The name refers to football, since the

contrasting colours of white and purple belong

to two of the most successful Peruvian teams:

Alianza Lima in the blue or purple shirts and

Universitario in the white.

EMOLIENTE

No time for breakfast? In Peru, you can

begin your day with a healthy glass of

quinoa, maca or emoliente – a hot drink

made with an infusion of herbs. And if

you are hungry, accompany it with one

of a variety of sandwiches which will

cost you just about a

sol more.

CHOCLO CON QUESO -

SWEETCORN AND CHEESE -

OR PAPA CON HUEVO -

EGG AND POTATO

The best two options when you

want something cheap. These

simple ingredients go with

anything, including the

homemade sauces offered as a

garnish which you should not

miss — a healthy and light choice.

AEROPUERTO - AIRPORT

There are foreign influences

galore in Peruvian cuisine

and one is the chifa, a

national institution that

draws its ideas from

Chinese recipes. Aeropuerto

is the combination of the

most popular plates: arroz

chaufa – fried rice with egg

and chicken – and tallarin

saltado, sauteed or stir-fried

noodles.

FOOD TRUCKS

In the last few years, the Peruvian

street food scene has been

transformed. In addition to the hand

pushed street carts and similar local

vendors, another option has appeared

for people seeking these familiar

flavours with a traditional touch: food

trucks.

These restaurants on wheels offer

typical fast food such as hamburgers,

wings, pizzas, sandwiches and the like,

but adding a local twist, whether in

seasoning or ingredients. There are

now food trucks with entirely Peruvian

concepts, such as salchipaperos,

nikkei – a Peruvian- Japanese fusion –

and even cevicheros.

Today, there are festivals and

dedicated spaces for food trucks. You

can go to these places and organise a

gastronomic tour at your leisure,

where the traditional Peruvian flavours

are kept alive in a fun and creative

environment.

ANTICUCHOS

Another Peruvian street classic. There is

nothing better than watching the flames

of the grill searing the juicy pieces of

marinated beef heart, while the smoky

aroma fills the air. The dish is always

served with seared potato slices and a

cob of corn.

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