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    posted by Colm Hanratty | 2 Comments

    Some Peruvian delicacies


    Looking back over my first blog post from Lima, it has occurred to me that I never told you about the food I had here. Francis took me to try some on my first day here to a restaurant called El Bolivariano. It’s in the Pueblo Libre district, near the National Archaeology Museum.

    Here is what I tried:

    Cebiche: This is raw fish marinated in lemon and chilli spices. Is very tasty and would recommend you try it.

    Anticuchos: This is cow heart served on a skewer. It’s basically raw so may not be everyone’s taste. I tried it though (kind of have to try most things with the job). Ate it again in another place so couldn’t have been that bad.

    After that I was pretty full so called it a day there. On the food front anyway.

  2. 2 Comments so far.

    Jamboree in the Hills said on 20/04/2011 at 2:36am

    jamboree in the hills

    c mazza said on 18/02/2011 at 12:01am

    hmmm "raw" something don't sound right bout that... I do recommend you ask for the following: - Lomo Saltado - Bisteck Encebollado - Papa A La Huancaina - Aji de Gallina - Caldo Blanco - Chupe de Camarones - Pollo a la Brasa (Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken) ** always ask for "Aji" on the side (Peruvian hot sauce, looks green.) Sweets: - Suspiro Limeno - Camotillo - Shampoo (No, it's not head and shoulders) - Alfajores There are a ton of dishes available, depending on the region you are in. The plates I've listed are common and should compare to the foods available here in America. Careful when eating in areas outside the Metropolitan boundaries as you might find odd dishes being served there, if you do eat there, do so with a local friend. I know, If I was in the middle of hicksville in Tennessee I would think twice before eating some pickle pigs feet, or frogs legs, etc.

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