Peru is currently in the top 10 most visited countries in Latin America together with other destinations such as Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Barbados and Colombia.
This increase in tourism indicators is not a surprise, since it is a destination with a wide range of attractions such as the great Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas and one of the 7 wonders of the world; the beautiful city of Cuzco or the Peruvian Amazon or Lake Titicaca.
There are innumerable articles that advise us what to visit or what to expect from package holidays to Peru. Here we will not talk about our destinations, but about our gasoline. And what is the gasoline that moves us and gives us energy for our day to day? Exactly, food!
In this article we present some of the traditional dishes of Peru that will make us not only to visit this Inca region for their countries, but also for its delicious and varied gastronomic offer.
In your package holidays to Perú, you can’t miss…
- Peruvian Ceviche
Ceviche is not just a gastronomic asset of Peru, but it is a sign of identity, a cultural footprint and a national pride. In fact, this popular dish was officially recognized as a Cultural Heritage of the Nation in 2004.
The essential ingredients of all good sebiche or seviche (both terms accepted to designate this Peruvian delicacy) are pieces of fish, lemon juice and onion. We usually find it accompanied also by red onion, cilantro, corn and / or celery.
Obviously, the preparation of ceviche varies depending on the area in which we enjoy this dish, but we assure you that the result is always satisfactory.
- Chiclayana style rice
This dish from the region of Chiclayo (hence its name: “chiclayana style”) is another of the delights we can enjoy in our package holidays to Peru.
For its elaboration, it is necessary some grated zapalloloche (pre-Columbian product used in a wide variety of Peruvian dishes), green peas, chicha de jora and cilantro. This recipe can be cooked with duck, chicken or any other variety of meat.
- Chaufa rice
Chaufa rice was born from the fusion of Chinese and Peruvian food. In fact, the Chinese gastronomy took on a special relevance in Peruvian lands during the 19th century due to a strong immigration process.
Thus, this dish is composed of fried rice combined with various meats and soy sauce.
These are some of the innumerable options we find in Peruvian cuisine. The cau-cau, the pachamanca, the stuffed rocoto, the Peruvian tamal … so, do not hesitate to visit this beautiful country and take the opportunity to enjoy its extensive gastronomic offer.