Peruvian cuisine is a diverse blend of indigenous, Spanish, African, Asian, and European influences. It is known for its unique combination of flavors, fresh ingredients, and a wide range of dishes that showcase the country’s diverse geography and cultural heritage. Some of the most popular Peruvian dishes include:
- Ceviche: Raw fish marinated in lime juice, chili peppers, and spices.
- Lomo Saltado: Stir-fried beef with french fries, onions, and peppers.
- Ají de Gallina: Shredded chicken in a creamy sauce made with ají peppers and bread.
- Causa Rellena: A dish made of mashed potatoes filled with chicken, seafood, or vegetables.
- Papas a la Huancaína: Boiled potatoes served with a spicy cheese sauce.
- Arroz con Pollo: Rice with chicken, often flavored with saffron and spices.
Peruvian cuisine also has a strong street food culture, with dishes like anticuchos (grilled skewers of beef heart), salchipapas (sliced hot dogs served with fries), and chicharrón (crispy fried pork) being popular among locals and tourists alike.