While it may not be for the faint of heart, Peruvian guinea pig on a stick (also known as cuy al palo) has captured the attention of many. And understandably so — to Westerners, the delicacy is exotic, and something you would never find in the U.S. or Europe.
One of the more interesting dimensions of Peru’s gastronomy is some of its fusion food, which infuses traditional Peruvian cuisine with elements of the cuisines of the country’s many diasporas. This arroz chaufa recipe shows you how to cook a staple of chifa, one of the fusion styles most prominently featured in Peru’s diverse national cuisine.
This dish from Lima reflects the influence of Chinese immigrants, and is a Peruvian take on the stir-fry. It just took second place in a new list of the Gastronomic Wonders of Peru.