Peru: What To Eat & What Not To Eat

Published on 09/02/2021
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Everyone knows that Peru is a well-known foodie destination. If you are planning to travel to this country, there are a few things that you should remember. It is also believed that the food in Peru is also quite bland, and knowing this, you can say that if you are planning a trip, there will be several food items you will find perfect for your taste. Upon reaching there, you will know that the favorite things about Peru aren’t wrong and have a few bragging rights when it comes to culinary stuff. For those wondering about the primary reason behind this, it’s the country’s diverse climate. The population of Peru has the habit of consuming fish from its coast and beaches, along with some alluring fruits that are grown in the mountains. The country also has a wide range of potatoes that will help people create a variety of dishes. To make it even easier for you, we will jot down a few words that you must try in Peru.

Peru What To Eat

Peru What To Eat

Aji Gallina

Its literal translation is spicy chicken and for those living in Peru, it’s basically a comfort food. The dish dates all the way back to the 18th century during the French revolution. Aji Gallina was the dish originated by a French chef who was employed by wealthy and rich Peruvians. The ingredients that are used in this include Parmesan walnuts and cheese. With sauces made of Aji peppers, the dish gives a nutty, cheesy, and spicy combination.

Butifarra

For those searching for snacks, Butifarra is the perfect dish for you. During our visit to the country, it had become my favorite snack. It’s a pork sandwich in which thin pork slices are used. These slices are first marinated and then roasted. The pork is then cooked with a special sauce grilled. Pork Butifarra is also quite affordable at just $3. The best ones are available in Lima, behind the governor’s palace if you are visiting Peru.

Butifarra

Butifarra

Picarones

Another addition to the list of snack foods, it’s a sweet dish that is delicious and highly affordable. The stall has long lines, and it also resembles a donut that is much softer and is dipped in syrup. In Kennedy Park, the snack is readily available in the Maniflores area. The area is known for many stray cats that are wistfully left alone by their owners. You can donate a few bucks to the organizations that are working towards controlling the situation.

Things You Shouldn’t Eat

Here are also the few items you shouldn’t try while in this South American country. Among various things, wine is the one thing that you should try to avoid. You must also avoid tap water, and the country is known for its highly violent crimes. It would help if you remembered a tip: thieves who target passenger baggage that is kept over the rack. You must also ensure that you are fully vaccinated for viruses like Hepatitis A, typhoid, and Hepatitis B for those looking forward to getting pierced, tattooed, and having sexual contact. If you are going for outdoor adventures, you should also get rabies. There is also altitude sickness that you will get in Peru. You should altogether avoid drinking or doing any sort of exercise. It would be best to keep the hazardous road conditions in mind that can become a dangerous thing to get yourself into.

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