Peru is widely regarded as one of the best countries in the world for food lovers. So below I have gathered 10 of the most famous foods to try in Peru. Enjoy!…
This dish is probably one of the most famous foods in Peru. When most people think of Peruvian food, they immediately think ofceviche. Made with raw fish marinated in lime juice,cevicheis a classic Peruvian dish.
2. Lomo Saltado
By far my favorite of all the typical foods in Peru! It’s the go-to comfort dish of every Cusqueñan.Lomo Saltadois a hearty serving of beef, onion, and tomato stir-fried in soy sauce and served atop a bed of piping hot French fries along with rice.
3. Cuy al Horno
Cuy al hornois a guinea pig that is stuffed with herbs, baked, and then served whole—head and all.
The first time I tried it was at the restaurant La Cusqueñita with my host Manuel. When theguyarrived at my table, snarling at me from my plate, I just stared at it, trying to figure out a civilized manner in which to eat this roasted rodent.
4. Rocoto Relleno
Rocotois a type of pepper that is similar to red bell pepper, but spicy.Rellenomeans “filled.” This dish is arocotopepper that is breaded, stuffed with meat and veggies, and then baked. It’s often served with French fries.
5. Ají de Gallina
Ají de gallinais a chicken dish made with potatoes drenched in a creamy, yellow, curry-like sauce that is slightly spicy.
6. Palta a la Reina
Avocado stuffed with chicken, potatoes, and cheese.
7. Trucha Frita
A breaded and deep-fried trout.
8. Milanesa de Pollo
A breaded and fried thin fillet of chicken.
Served cold as an appetizer or a light meal,causais made from yellow potatoes and often has avocado, fish or chicken, olives, egg, and celery. Because of its layers, it looks like a little potato cake.
Eating an alfajor from San Pedro Mercado while soaking in the view at my guesthouse in Cusco in 2014
Thecookie of South America.Alfajorescome in all sorts of varieties, but they basically consist ofdulce de leche(caramel) sandwiched between two thin cookies, often covered with powdered sugar or coconut flakes.