“Cevicherias”, Seafood Restaurants of Peru

If Peruvians are proud of something is of the Peruvian food, Our food is the best of the world AMEN! its what you are going to hear our fellow Peruvians living in many countries saying around the world… What I’m sure about (after traveling for 11 years throughout my country with hundreds of visitors) is…

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Anticuchos, our afro-peruvian heritage

From our African ancestry, we learned to eat heart, liver, tongue, and pretty much anything inside the animals, we also learned about how to add flavor to them and the perfect technique to cook it… one of our most celebrated Peruvian dishes has African flavor and it’s called ANTICHUCHO. We call our mixed Spanish-African cuisine:…

Crem de la Crem, ice-cream shop in Barranco – Lima

A few days ago in my favorite district of Lima, Barranco, I’ve made a discovery that I have to share with you all ice-cream lovers, an Ice cream shop worth of a visit in Lima if you are looking for true natural flavors artisanally produced. My girls and mom actually saw the site first, located on…

HOT!… Peruvian chili sauce

It doesn’t matter where you go, a locals restaurant or a touristic one, you will always find on your table a sometimes red, sometimes yellow creamy paste called AJI that can be confused with ketchup …. be careful! is usually very hot and DELICIOUS, and WE can’t imagine our life without it. Going back to the chili…

Banana chips, a local addiction

We call it CHIFLES, fried plantain that is served with any seafood options, specially Ceviche. the way we eat it is eating it as chips or deepening it in hot chili paste, this is a great companion to Rice with seafood (Peruvian paella) and Jaela of Seafood (jalea de mariscos). Chifles combined well with a beer, here some of…

Bembos, the Peruvian McDonald’s

If you like fast food but you want to try something new and fun, Bembos is a great option. It has a great variety of burgers with typical Peruvian ingredients and a local twist, and of course the classic and well known American style hamburger for the most conservative of flavor. Since 1988 this Peruvian company…

A very local breakfast

Every morning in every corner of  Cusco little stands decorated with small glass showcases and chairs, working as improvised restaurants were the specialty is breakfast, are visited by hundreds of hungry locals usually late for work but never too late to eat. The local breakfast consists of an “energetical drink” made out of the super famous…

6 desserts you should try in Lima (and where to try them).

If you are of sweet tooth don’t miss to visit the following places (all of them in Miraflores) D’Onofrio Heladeria: this is the best place where to try Ice-cream. Located near Kennedy park has a HUGE variety of flavors. Tap Here for Location. Picarones: in the central park of Miraflores (Click Here for location), a great…