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February 25, 2020 - ILE Tours Peru
Culinary designed for food lovers, by food lovers. We believe that getting in deep and up close has as much to do with a region’s culinary culture as its geography and people. To partake of the freshest, most delicious local fare is to become one with where you are—after all, you can’t really call yourself a cultural adventurer until you’ve sampled the culture’s offerings
Join us for a guided exploration with the most delicious Peru colinary tours.Our tour offering to enjoy peruvian cooking classes with professional chefs where you’ll visit the markets first to shop for your ingredients. Prepare a delicious ceviche, stuffed Rocoto, lomo saltado, papa a la huancaina, causa and the delicious desserts and drinks.Visit the artesanal vineyards on the desert coast near Ica. Have a gastronomic awakening while touring some of the finest archeological attractions in the world.
Gastronomic tourism in Peru is among the most varied and best in the world. It’s a reflection of its three main geographical zones, the coast, the Andean highlands and the jungle, and an incorporation of influences from different times and immigrant cultures. While the Peruvian cuisine only is recognized internationally in the last few years, food and its preparation is one important part of the Peruvian culture and a very personal way to express the Peruvian identity.
Lomo Saltado is one of the most popular Peruvian dishes and symbolizes like no other the fusion of Peruvian ingredients with Asian techniques of preparing food. Lomo Saltado is made of sliced beef stir-fried with red onions, tomatoes, yellow Peruvian chilies (aji amarillo), soy sauce, vinegar and cilantro. Mixed with French fries and served with rice or quinua rissotto, Lomo Saltado can be found in simple restaurants and up-scale places alike.
Ceviche: a dish of fish cured in lime juice is fresh, vibrant and healthy.
Ceviche is the national dish of Peru and is one of our Peruvian food’s flag dishes consisting of slices of raw fish or shellfish that is spiced with salt, onions, and chili peppers, then marinated in lime juice.
Peruvian Ceviche made it on the 2019 list of the world’s 100 most popular dishes published by TasteAtlas —known as the world atlas of food and drinks as well as the encyclopedia of flavors— notes the originality and simplicity of Peru’s flagship dish in a brief description available on its site give this Peruvian dish a try!
Suspiro de Limeña – Classic Peruvian Dessert
What is it: Translated as “Sigh of Lima Lady” this is a scrumptious sweet dish having manjar blanco (caramel), egg yolks, and meringue as the main ingredients. The poet, Jose Galvez, (whose wife, Amparo Ayarza invented the recipe) named it so for its light texture, which reminded him of the sigh of a woman.
What does it taste like: Be prepared to have your taste buds bombarded with the sweetness of this flavored dessert; but even so, it would only make you crave for more.
King Kong de Manjor Blanco – A Cookie Dessert
What is it: Rectangular cookies with layers made of fruits, flour, and nuts, it originated in the Lambayeque region of the northern coast of Peru. Initially having a round shape, it was known as Alfajor de Trujillo. In 1933, when the movie King Kong was released, many found similarities between the imaginary animal and the shape of the sweet in terms of its shape, hence it got the name “King Kong”.
What does it taste like: The cookie is complemented by caramel custard, Peruvian blancmange, peanuts, and fruit marmalade.
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