Lima Living (up to its gastronomic promise)

So Tasty!

Before we came to Peru, we read and were told that Peru has terrific food. Due to some poor choices we made the first two days, we had only one dish of the many we’ve tried has had something remotely interesting (it was beef, marinated, seared, then stewed).

That is, until the third night.

One of the CUSO staff, ‘Trini’, promised that she would show us what we were missing out on. We went out as a group of eight, and the first stop was to warm up the palate a little with a Pisco Sour. Pisco is a type of grape brandy developed in Peru. A Pisco Sour is this same brandy, mixed with bitters and a few other ingredients perfectly balanced to make sure your glass stays in your hand and moves with some regularity to your mouth.

Fancy Peruvian [sort of]

Fancy Peruvian [sort of]

The second stop was a Sushi restaurant called EDO. The sushi was delicious! The sushi chefs had taken some of the standard rolls and spiced them up with some very interesting Peruvian sauces and ingredients. A good example of the creativity was a dessert roll, nuts [pecans?] rolled in rice, layered with mango and served with a passion fruit coulis. Not so Japanese, but quite scrumptious nonetheless.

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5 Responses

  1. Leah says:

    i was thinking that looked suspiciously like sushi! the peruvian variation sounds melodious…

  2. Kendra says:

    Also sounds safe for people with seafood allergies! This may be a must for when we visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mike says:

    If you want to take a jab at any of your local friends, tell them “hmmm thatโ€™s funny I heard the Pisco Sour was invented in Chile….” It’s a big rivalry.

    • Stephen says:

      Hahah, the locals have already quite firmly made their beliefs well known. In central Lima there are actually two hotel bars that have claimed to invent the drink. We walked past one of them that has a plaque mounted outside.

      I’ll be sure to ask the Chileans what they think if we get down there next year.

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