What to Eat When You Get to Peru – 5 Local Dishes Not to Miss

#2 – Lomo Saltado

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Lomo Saltado, is considered a traditional Peruvian dish, though it is actually a fusion of Chinese and Peruvian food. When the Chinese came to Peru in the 1800s, they introduced new ingredients like ginger, soy sauce and scallion.They incorporated local ingredients like potatoes from the Andes, bananas and pineapples from the Amazon, and created a new cuisine called “Chifa.” Lomo Saltado is a fusion of Chinese and Peruvian food.

There are many places to have Lomo Saltado. For the most authentic experience, eat at the local markets for under 5 soles (approx $1.54 USD).

The main ingredients in this dish are; beef cut into pieces with sauteed onions, tomato pepper which are then flavored with a little soy sauce, garlic and cilantro. Served with a side of rice and Peruvian potatoes, this meal will please any taste buds.


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