If you love to travel, there is every chance that you have tasted different types of local foods. If you are passionate in tasting different types of foods, Peru would be a fantastic place to travel. In the trip to Peru you might have your breakfast and lunch at good restaurants, but when you are roaming around and gazing into the beauty of Lima, you might want to taste the flavor and substance of local fast foods. Here are some of the options worth trying:
These are similar to the thin donuts that we know. Picarones are fried rings of dough. You can easily find them in the streets. They are hot, tacky, and insanely sweet. So if you are a sweet lover you must try this out. The Picarones are not only tasty but also really cheap in price.
Similar to Picarones, Churros are also fried. But Churros are long springs of dough in rolled form unlike the fried rings of Picarones. These are like egg rolls. These are also very sweet. Churros are filled with Peruvian manjarblanco which is also known as tresleches cream in other Spanish-speaking countries. These are found anywhere in the roadside stalls.
Alfajores are round in shape. In the Alfajores, two pieces of special cookies are attached together. In between the cookies there is thick layer of manjarblanco. It is very popular finger foods in Peru. Often light coconut tatter sprinkles are spread all over Alfajores. You may like to have a glass of water to wash down this delicious cookie with.
If you are looking for spicy snack, go for a skewer or two of anticuchos. These are grilled cow heart. These are as tasty as other grilled part of cow. The recipes of each shop are different. So the taste varies significantly by from stall to stall. If you want something more elusive, you should try the white chicken meat version.
Peruvians are obviously sweet lovers. They love enjoying a large ice cream cone even in the hard core cold winter. The ice creams are generally plain. They usually don’t use any kind of syrups or sprinkles. These are very cheap, costing not more than a dollar. The most popular favors are vanilla, chocolate, and lúcuma which is a traditional Peruvian fruit.
Ceviche is widely considered as the national food for the Peruvians. The main ingredients are fresh, raw cuts of fish and seafood, marinated in lime juice and other nimble spices. And they are often served with red onions, chiclo corn seed, potato, and seaweed. The roadside shops offer tasty foods. But there is a slight chance of getting sick. To avoid that make sure to buy it from a crowd places. You may go for any of Lima’s top cevicheri as if you are looking for classier options.