Not a few experts, or gourmets, think that Peruvian cuisine is one of the best in the world. The variety of flavors, preparation and cultural influences contribute to the varied sensations of flavor, which many tourists in Peru like to go through the stomach. In fact, new taste experiences are a very authentic way for many tourists in Peru to get in touch with the culture and lives of people. Next, we present a varied extract of the culinary possibilities with the 10 best dishes of Peru, that will take tourists to new worlds of good taste. And with some Peruvian delights, you will undoubtedly have a little courage to pay …
Pollo a la brasa (grilled chicken)
This is a fairly simple dish that should also be familiar to Europeans. Grilled chicken is actually served everywhere, so tourists in Peru can hardly miss this meal. When making chicken, it is important to cook in a special oven on high heat, turning around its own axis. This cheap food is also suitable as an appetizer in the middle.
Ceviche (raw marinated fish)
For one or another television program, this classic of Peruvian cuisine is no longer completely unknown in this country. Ceviche is raw fish marinated with lemon and spices (pepper, paprika, salt and onion). The high quality and freshness of the fish is a rather exquisite dish, which can be spicy, depending on the preparation. With the Ceviche holiday makers they also try a part of the Peruvian culture, since this fish preparation can remember a long tradition. By the way, many Peruvians consider marinated fish as an aphrodisiac.
Lomo saltado (loin piece)
This is an interesting dish that combines traditional Peruvian and Chinese dishes. As a classic creole dish, the delicate loin meat usually lands on the plate, even in the case of tourists. The secret is in the special preparation in the pan. Lomo saltado can enjoy vacationers not only in restaurants in all regions of Peru, but also in the typical Picanterías (a kind of snack).
Arroz con pato (rice with duck)
Again, this is a Creole dish, which owes its ingredients or preparation of different cultures. In the center of this typical Peruvian dish are rice and a tasty duck leg, which is marinated and fried with various spices. In many Creole restaurants, this dish can be enjoyed daily in a fresh and homemade way. Macerating the meat will be smooth and juicy even after preparation. With different spices you can enjoy this homemade Peruvian cuisine in many places of a different flavor.
Cuy chactado (guinea pig)
Yes, you read it right! The guinea pig, considered a mascot in our latitudes, is a tasty staple food in the Andean regions of Peru. Usually, the guinea pig is grilled on a spit and served as such. In any case, as street food, tourists will be able to eat guinea pigs in the freshly prepared Andes in many places. This sandwich is part of the street scene. Those who overcome themselves will experience a flavor reminiscent of rabbits or wild poultry.
Causa rellena (filled sweets)
Stuffed Cause is a very popular dish in Peru, made with corn, yellow potatoes and green chile. Peruvian corn is a special ingredient that gives this dish a very regional flavor. Stuffed Cause is of pre-Columbian origin and, therefore, has been on the menu of Peruvians for many centuries. As the different variants of preparation are common, vacationers can always discover new tastes. Currently, mayonnaise is often served in many places.
Rocoto relleno (large hot pepper)
This dish is only for daring gourmets, because the eponymous paprika can be very spicy. The pod fills can vary so that holiday makers in Peru can try several varieties of this popular dish. Stuffed with minced meat, vegetables or even cheese are popular.
Ají de gallina (spicy cooked chicken breast)
This traditional dish is a mixture of Spanish and Quechua culture. It takes little time to prepare this rather simple dish, so authentic food is served in many simple restaurants. The chicken is minced and served with green chili, broth, milk, bread, yellow potatoes and olives, and also boiled egg.
Picarones (A type of donut)
If you want to try an authentic Peruvian dessert, you should definitely try picarones. It is a Peruvian donut that was still considered a staple during the colonial era. This sweet treat should be tried as long as it appears on the menu.