Lima has many delicious dishes and snacks for every taste because our food here has been influenced by many cultures. If you are a food lover and enjoy trying new things, here are some our recommendations of the best food to try during your visit in Lima.
Papita con Huevo: This is one of our favorite snacks and is usually sold by street food vendors. Baked potatoes served with boiled eggs and delicious savory sauces made of Peruvian chili.
Arroz Chaufa: This dish is the result of Peruvian and Chinese cultures coming together, due to a huge wave of Chinese immigration in Peru during the XIX and XX Century. The dish consists of fried rice, chicken, scrambled eggs and chinese onions mixed with soy sauce. Usually served with fried wontons.
Lomo Saltado: This delicious dish is a stir fry that combines marinated strips of meat with onions, tomatoes, french fries and other ingredients. It is typically served with rice.
Causa Rellena: Causa takes its name from the old Incan Quechua word kausaq, which means “giver of life,” another name for the potato. Rellena is the Spanish word for “stuffed” or “filled.”. This dish is made with mashed potatoes combined with yellow chili sauce and lemon. This mixture is layered with avocados and tuna (or chicken) and decorated with olives.
Ceviche: Peru’s most known dish is made from fresh raw fish cured in fresh citrus juices, most commonly lemon or lime, and spiced with ají, chili peppers or other seasonings including chopped onions, salt, and coriander.
Anticuchos: Small pieces of grilled skewered meat. You can find Anticuchos on street-carts and street food stalls. The meat may be marinated in red wine vinegar and spices (such as cumin, aji, garlic or annatto seeds), and while anticuchos can be made of any type of meat, the most popular are made of beef heart.
Churros: This dessert consists of long sticks of dough fried in hot oil. They can be filled with caramel sauce or chocolate and rolled in sugar after frying. They are often sold by street vendors.
Suspiro a la Limeña: A literal translation of the dessert’s name is “Sigh of the lady from Lima”. It is a silky dulce de leche custard made from condensed mil and egg yolks served with Port meringue. If you have a sweet tooth you must try this delicious dessert.
Mazamorra Morada: This is a delicious pudding dessert made from “maiz morado” or Peruvian purple corn. It can also contain dried fruits and pineapple. It is traditionally eaten warm in Peru but can be eaten cold if desired.
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