11 (Peruvian)

List by: itisclaudio, created: 16 Dec 2016, updated: 26 May 2020 Public: Users can add dishes

This is a list of food or dishes that are considered exotic in Peru.

1. Lengua Guisada

Estofado De Lengua, Tongue Stew (Peruvian)

Beef tongue stew

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2. Cuy

Guinea Pig (Peruvian)

Guinea pig fried, grilled or roasted. There is little meat and a lot of bones.

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3. Pancita

Raqchi, rachi (Peruvian)

Grilled marinated Tripe, specifically "Omasum", also called book/bible/leaf tripe, which is the third compartment of the stomach in ruminants. Pancita is a common food served in the andes of Peru.

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4. Cebiche De Erizo

Ceviche de erizo, Seviche, Sebiche (Peruvian)

Sea urchin cebiche is a variation of the traditional Peruvian cebiche where the main protein is Sea urchin

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5. Anticuchos

Anticucho de corazon (Peruvian)

Anticuchos (singular anticucho, Quechua for Cut Stew Meat) are popular and inexpensive dishes that originated in Peru, also popular in other Andean states consisting of small pieces of grilled skewered meat.

Anticuchos can be found on street-carts and street food stalls (anticucheras). The meat may be marinated in vinegar and spices (such as cumin, ají pepper and garlic), and while anticuchos can be made of any type of meat, the most popular are made of beef heart (anticuchos de corazón). …

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6. Chanfainita

Chanfaina, chanfaina, Beef lung stew (Peruvian)

Spongy dark iron-rich cuts of meat with small hollow airways couldn’t be anything other than beef lung, prepared in a comforting stew with tender potatoes and giant kernels of Peruvian mote (corn).
It could be accompanied by white rice or spaghetti.

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7. Cau Cau

cao cao (Peruvian)

This traditional Creole Cau Cau is a tripe stew served with rice. Strips of pre-cooked tripe are cooked together with onions, yellow Peruvian chilies (aji amarillo), garlic and chunks of potatoes. Before serving the stew, it's sprinkled with chopped mint or hierbabuena.

There are numerous variations of Cau Cau: mussel cau cau, fish cau cau, chicken cau cau.

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8. Mollejas

Mollejitas (Peruvian)

Chicken gizzard normally marinated and grilled commonly served as a street food in Peru

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9. Patita Con Mani


Patita Con Mani is a stew made with cow feet, peanuts, potatoes and spices.

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10. Sangrecita


Sangrecita is a Peruvian breakfast dish made with sauteed chicken blood curd along with vegetables, herbs and spices. Some regions of Peru add sugar giving it a light sweetness.

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11. Suri


These Amazonian grubs are the larvae of the palm weevil, known as a cocotero in Peru or a larva de palma in Spanish. They are commonly found residing in the aguaje tree, a plant that is extremely widespread throughout the Amazon, to such an extent that it’s a commonly recognized emblem of the entire region.

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