Peru food and Gastronomy

Cusco Gastronomy – Cusco food and peruvian gastronomy

Cusco has one of the best cuisines of the Peruvian Andes where the use of the potato prevails.
The usual places to try food from Cusco are the traditional restaurants called chicherias and picanterias where you can eat typical dishes like:

puchero

STEW

Made with fresh lamb, cezina, chickpeas,boiled potatoes, carrots, corn, cabbage and rice.

caldodegallina

CHICKEN SOUP

Chicken soup with rice, potatoes, egg, parsley and boiled cassava.

cuychactado

ROASTED GUINEA PIG (cuy)

Cuy oven baked with potatoes and tamales.

kapchi

KAPCHI BEANS

Creamed beans, peeled potatoesand beans, served with rice and sweet potatoes.

tamales

TAMALES

Prepared with ground corn, can be sweet and salty.

ADOBO

ADOBO

Rich red pepper soup served with chunks of white pork meat and a hot pepper served with bread. Our favorite!

Rocoto relleno

ROCOTO RELLENO

stuffed hot pepper souffle with fresh boiled corn and boiled potatoes.

chicha de jora

CHICHA JORA

Ground corn meal fermented in water.

frutillada

STRAWBERRY CHICHA

Ground corn meal fermented in water mixed with strawberries.

Seasonal Fruits in Cusco

apples

Apples

peras

Pera de Agua

Mangos

MANGOS

PEACH

PEACH

capuli

CAPULI

aguaymanto

AGUAYMANTO

mandarinas

MANDARINAS

ORANGE

ORANGE

Piñas

PIÑAS

papaya

PAPAYA

bananas

BANANA

palta

PALTA

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