The local gastronomy is similar to the gastronomy you can find in Lima, with a variety of dishes with the influence of Chinese , Japanese and Italian culture. Some of the most representative dishes are:
May be the Peru’s most world-famous dish, and one of the most delicious dishes to order when you visit the capital city. The Ceviche, is made with fresh fish caught every morning that’s then marinated in limes and rocoto peppers, served with onions, corn, and sweet potatoes. Just remember to eat ceviche like a local: always spicy and never after lunch.
Aji de Gallina
Another classic and typical dish, made from potatoes and eggs in a thick creamy sauce and has been featured on the appetizer menu in several restaurants across Lima. It’s always consumed as a snack or a starter, though you’ll probably end up wanting a little bit more.
Anticucho, or garlicky grilled beef heart on skewers, makes up a large part of Peru’s casual snack menu. Said to date back to the time of Spanish conquerors, many believe slaves created the dish as a result of only having access to the parts of the animal their owners didn’t want. Other foods similar to anticucho feature chicken sweetbreads and tripe.
Pisco is the Peru’s national brandy, originates from the Ica region and tastes different depending on distilling and grape harvesting techniques. A pisco sour involves a mix of pisco, egg white, lemon juice, Angostura bitters, and a touch of simple syrup
The Inca Cola
To commemorate Lima’s 400th birthday in 1935, José and Martha Lindley created a unique, bubble gum flavoured soft drink. Today, Inca Kola is the most popular soda in Peru. This bright yellow beverage is the perfect compliment to any meal.