Thursday, June 26, 2008

Peruvian Food

Many of you have been asking me about the food here in Peru. So here goes.
Some of the food here is amazing, some not so amazing but has actually grown on me. But here is a list of my favorites...

Lomo Saltado: Chunks of beef grilled with onions served with papas fritas (french fries) and arroz (rice).

Ceviche: There is no shortage of it and its is amazing. Raw fish cooked with lime juice, cilantro, serrano peppers and red onions. For about 5 soles (less than 2.50 U.S dollars) you can get a small serving of ceviche, fried fish or shrimp, rice and a juice. These set price shops are hard to find so keep your eye out, its worth the search!

Beach sandwhiches: Not exactly sure what they are called but you should never turn down the lady on the beach with a basket of bread. For about 3.50 soles you have your choice of...
Cheese , tomato, and basil
Cheese, onion and olive
Cheese and Sausage
Cheese and Ham
Chocolate
These are warm and very filling. My favorite is the tomato and basil.

Fried Rice: for some reason Chinese food seems to be a hit here, more specifically fried rice. I had some in the Lima airport and had some the other day here in Mancora. Its really good.
The fruit here is amazing. very fresh and flavorful.
The typical breakfast seems to be bread, eggs, coffee and juice. But this morning i went to a place that served real American breakfast, pancakes! I dont really like them but it was nice to get a tast of home!

I am off to Equador tomorrow. So I will no longer be in Peru. Should I change the title of my blog to "ME in South America"?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

mmm...sounds good!

~Shermicka

Nomadic Matt said...

can we get some photos of that food? Actually, i just need more pictures in general!!! :)

The Countess said...

Cheese , tomato, and basil
Cheese, onion and olive
Cheese and Sausage
Cheese and Ham
Chocolate

I was waiting for Cheese and Chocolate :D