In the Altiplano, we still eat the same kind of food as is Bolivia: fried meat or fish, with rice and potato. Here a trout. Sometimes we’re lucky to have also a fried piece of cheese.

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We had tried llama meat in Bolivia. In Cusco, we tried alpaca meat. The taste is not very strong, and the meat is good, with no fat, and soft (yes the restaurant was quite posh).

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As they have may potatoes, they eat them in various ways. A typical way is with a yellowish sauce. It’s called Papas a la Huancayna.

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Of course, they also have some quinua. Before, it was disregarded by the locals, but now it became fashion in Europe and USA, the prices have skyrocketed, and it is very difficult to find some in Peru.

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A specialty of the Andean region of Peru is the fried guinea pig. It’s called cuy here. Ju has been chasing it for many days, until he finally got lucky in Lima.

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We also tried a stuffed squash. I don0t remember the name of the vegetable… if any Peruvian reader can help

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On the way down to the coast, we tried another typical dish of the rural areas. It’s cau cau, a kind of stew, with pig stomach or intestine… not bad.

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THE speciality of Peru comes from the coastal region: it’s Ceviche. It’s a fish you can find here in the cold waters of the Pacific ocean. They prepareit raw: with some purple onions and lemon juice. And generally with chile. It’s so refreshing! You can also find seafood instead of the fish. As soon as we arrive in Lima, and then till Equator we kept eating it. Two or three times a day. It took Mick a stomachache (due to unfresh oysters) to get rid of the addiction.

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Another fish-related dish is the huevada frita: you eat the fried eggs of the fish.

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We were lucky to stumble upon a fair of typical Peruvian food. Just enjoy what they have, in the three regions of Peru (coastal, mountains, rainforest):

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As for drinks, we still can enjoy a mate de coca. And also the chicha (a kind of corn-made cider).

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The local soda is Inca Cola. It looks chemical, radioactive… and the taste follows. As you can imagine, it’s full of sugar (so drinkable when you are super tired)

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As they have a strong competition, Coca Cola decided to make intelligent ads…

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