Coca tea helps with altitude sickness, digestion, and jet lag, plus gives you a little buzz, which is always great :) This appetizer sampler has fried yucca, fried cheese balls (yum), and cheese "tequeños" served with an avocado dipping sauce and "aji amarillo" which is the chile sauce that is typical in Peru. On the plate is also Anticuchos on the skewer; marinated beef heart, a Peruvian delicacy. The meat is soft, and just chewy enough. So delicious.
These items came from a cute little restaurant in Arequipa called Cafe Capriccio. It was so delicious that I ate there twice! And it was so obvious that this was the pastry central of the town because both times I ate there, the cafe sold multiple cakes to glowing customers. The top is chicken salad with mango, then to the left inca berry cake, and to the right passion fruit cake. The texture of the cake was between a sponge cake, cheesecake and a mousse cake. Served with a "dulce de leche" sauce. Slurp!!!
|A delicious typical dish of Peru called Aji de Gaillina, using chicken and that "aji amarillio". Very creamy and just a tad spicy.|
|Peruvians claim that there are 1,000 different kinds of corn in their country. Here are just a few.|
|Smoked local trout|
|Ceviche accompanied by corn and sweet potato. Very traditional||Peruvian dish.|
|Typical Peruvian dish called Lomo Saltado; beef, onions and potatoes.|
|This is that "causa" again, this one stuffed with shrimp.|
Here are some typical drinks of Peru. The pisco sour is made with pisco, lime juice, sugar, and egg white. Tasty drink, wicked hangover if too many are consumed. To the right is chicho morado, or purple corn juice. It is sweet and very refreshing.
And that in a nutshell was my foodventure through Peru. The food is very rich, and it is evident that it's inhabitants care very much for the quality and taste of their local goods. Delicioso!!!