Su “majestad” el cuy, Peru

In Europe there is this legend about the Peruvians who eat the cute little guinea pig… Well, this is not a legend!

We tried it in many ways: just a leg with potatoes in a small mountain restaurant or juicy fillets in a fancy restaurant in Lima, but the most impressive is the whole body stitched in a picantería here in Arequipa!

The cuy has a little taste of pork. There is a lot of bones, but when the skin is grilled and crispy, the mixture with the meat is delicious!

Perhaps the most difficult thing is to walk around a market in the morning and see these absolutely adorable animals waiting for their inevitable fate…

Good appetite!


  1. Effectivement il parait que les cochons d’inde ont plutôt bon gout.
    Pour ceux qui souhaiterais voir comment ils sont préparés rendez sur France tv, l’émission « Des trains pas comme les autres, saison 1, le Pérou” (aux alentours de la 30 mn).
    Peut-être que Marie et Greg y trouverons des idées d’excursions. Ces reportages sont plutôt pas mal faits et sortent des sentiers battus.

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