Mouth-Watering Cuisine of Peru

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Peru, which is among one of the oldest South American countries has an astonishing cultural history with marvellous travelling destinations to visit like Machu Picchu, Cuzco, ancient valleys and the attractive buildings and structures which was built in the colonial era. But with many of the other things to do and see during your travelling to Peru, there are some other tremendous tourism aspects of this country like hospitality, diverse but intriguing customs and values, numerous delicious cuisine which comprising both traditional and modern foods. Although the Peruvian culture and cuisine have a strong influence of European counties due to its history, but still you will see that the peoples of Peru loves their traditional way to cook and eat their local dishes. In this context, today we will share with you some of the delectable Peruvian food and recipes which will inspire you a lot. So travel this amazing country and watch out its incredible sites and don’t miss to taste some of the mouth-watering cuisine of Peru.


It would not be wrong to say that Ceviche has become the most popular seafood of the Pacific region, especially in Peru and its coastal areas. The most important thing about this dish is its availability almost at every hotel, restaurant and resort in Peru, so the taste also gets variation. Generally this food is prepared from fresh raw fish which is marinated in different citrus juices like lemon and lime juice. Usually it is served with sweet potatoes or camote.

Lomo Saltado

This is the most famous dish which you will find in Peru and is an ideal example that what the actual mixture of Asian and Peruvian food is. Main ingredients used in this dish includes sliced beef, soy sauce, garlic, chillies, tomatoes, vinegar and Peruvian onions with some other typical flavours. Normally it is served with rice and French fries in many of the Peru’s restaurants.

Papa Rellena

It is another spicy dish made from potato, beef, garlic, onion, tomatoes and eggs with some ingredients. Mashed potatoes are filled with ground beef, eggs and traditional spices and then it is fried until it gets crispy brown.

Sweet Dishes

There are many sweet dishes and desserts which you will find in this fabulous region. Mainly these dishes are brought by the immigrants from Europe especially during Spanish colonial era, but there are various local sweet dishes also. The main Spanish sweet dishes which is now a permanent part of Peru culture includes Alfajores, Turrones and Arroz con Leche. While the local sweet dishes are; Picarones, King Kong, Helados which is an ice cream name available in different flavours and Mazamorra which is an old dessert.