A Guide To Peruvian Food

A Guide To Peruvian Food

When people think of Peru, they often think of beautiful high-altitude hiking, ancient civilizations, and the world-famous Machu Picchu. These are all fantastic reasons to visit Peru, but there’s more. Peruvian food is so full of flavor, diverse, and high quality.

Most people who spend time in Peru joke about how much weight they’ve gained simply because of the abundance of delicious Peruvian cuisine. And they aren’t lying! Peruvian food was very different from what I expected, in the best way possible.

One of the most surprising characteristics of Peruvian food for me was the Chinese influence. Some of the most popular Peruvian dishes are heavily based on Chinese classics (like chicken fried rice or noodle chow mein). Peru saw an influx of Chinese immigration in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Chinese immigrants brought their cuisine, and it became so popular it transformed Peruvian cuisine.

If you plan an upcoming trip to Peru, you’ll enjoy plenty of Peruvian food. But where do you start? There’s so much to choose from! I am here to share some of the best Peruvian food, including appetizers, main dishes, and sweets.

Make sure to also read my post The Best Things To Do In Peru.

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