If you’re a foodie, Peru is a travel destination you must go to. It is widely regarded as one of the best countries for food. I’m sure you didn’t even know that ceviche originated in Peru.
Ceviche is a dish made with raw fish and marinated in lime juice. It’s a classic Peruvian dish. Lomo Saltado is the quintessential go-to comfort food in Peru. Lomo Saltado consists of a large serving of beef, onion and tomato stir-fry in a soy sauce and served on top of French fries along with rice. This dish can also be made with chicken or alpaca (a Peruvian delicacy).
Cuy al Horno
A true Peruvian dish is the Cuy al Horno, it’s a stuffed guined pig. The pig is stuffed with herbs and then it’s baked and served whole – head, eyes, and all. It can definitely be unsettling at first but once you get over the shock it actually tastes good. It’s lean and a bit salty – it kind of tastes like pork.
Palta a La Reina
One of our favorites is the Palta a La Reina. It is an avocado stuffed with chicken, potatoes, and cheese. It’s not too heavy but it’s definitely a hearty and satisfying lunch.
Finally, for dessert, the Alfajor. It is the cookie of South America.
It comes in all sorts of varieties but they usually consist of Dulce de leche sandwiched between two cookies and covered with powdered sugar or coconut flakes – it is truly divine.