11 Peruvian Foods You Must Try While Traveling in Peru

1. Ceviche

The national dish and one of the most popular foods in Peru, ceviche can cause instant obsession.

2. Lomo Saltado (Stir-Fry Beef)

Coming in second only to ceviche in popularity, lomo saltado is a mix of Chinese stir-fry and classic Peruvian cuisine.

3. Aji De Gallina (Creamy Chicken)

This mild but flavorful sauce, with just a hint of aji heat is tempered by the cream and cheese.

4. Papas A La Huancaína

Another example of a Peruvian staple food smothered in creamy sauce is Papa a la Huancaína.

5. Cuy (Guinea Pig)

Guinea pig or cuy in Spanish is the second most popular source of meat in the Andes (alpaca being the first).

6. Causa (Potato Casserole)

This native Quechan dish can be found all over Peru in countless variations.

7. Rocoto Relleno

Core and hollow them out and stuff them with ground beef, garlic, onions, raisins, olives, herbs, and spices.

8. Anticuchos De Corazón

Beef heart meat leaner than filet mignon, possesses a bolder, beefier flavor than ribeye.

9. Arroz Con Pato

On the surface, this appears to be a simple Spanish Criollo recipe.

10. Pollo A La Brasa

As the best known Peruvian food in the US due to the popularity of the many order-out Peruvian Rotisserie places scattered around the country.

11. Picarones

Let’s finish with one of my favorite Peruvian desserts, Picarones.

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