Ceviche and Pisco Sour

28 June 2012 at 17:00 7 comments

Eduarda Carmo Vaz | KF18 | Peru

For those of you who have never been in Peru on a 28th of June, you might have missed a very important fact: today is the NATIONAL CEVICHE DAY.

Ceviche, a dish made of fresh raw fish marinated in lemon juice and spices, is without a doubt the most famous Peruvian dish.

So what does a Kiva Fellow in Lima do on such a day? Logically, she goes to a “Ceviche Festival.”

One of the delicious ceviche stands.

In addition to lots of ceviche, the festival had several stands serving other Peruvian delicacies. One of them was a mix of two famous Peruvian dishes: ceviche with chicharrón. Chicharrón are little pieces of deep-fried pork. It may sound like a strange mixture but it’s delicious!

There is more than ceviche – ceviche & chicharron!

My lunch – ceviche & chicharron.

Another very popular option is anticuchos, little pieces of beef heart marinated, skewered, and seared over the grill. Hmmm… that one I did not try.

The popular anticuchos stand.

And this wouldn’t be a Peruvian festival if there wasn’t also a lot of grilled chicken.

And now the chicken stand.

Finally, after all this food, it was time to turn to the most famous Peruvian drink: the Pisco Sour. Pisco is a type of brandy (i.e. a spirit produced from grapes that has a high alcohol content). Pisco Sour is a delicious cocktail made with: 3 glasses of Pisco, 2 of cane syrup (jarabe de goma), 1 of lemon juice, 1 egg white and some drops of angostura (amargo de angostura) on top.

Eduarda Carmo Vaz is a Kiva Fellow working in Peru this summer with Kiva Field Partner EDAPROSPO, a microfinance institution in Lima. If you’re interested in helping out a Peruvian entrepreneur please join the Fans of EDAPROSPO Lending Team. You can also lend to EDAPROSPO borrowers here.

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  • 2. Diana Stegall  |  11 July 2012 at 11:28

    Oh my god, Rose told me to look at this because she knows ceviche is my favorite food. Why didn’t I know there was a national ceviche day?! Now I have next year’s vacation plans. So jealous.

  • 3. Rose Larsen  |  2 July 2012 at 16:08

    Mmmm I love both ceviche and pisco sours! I know where I’ll be next June 28th…

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  • 5. Raphael  |  2 July 2012 at 02:34

    That looks fantastic. Well done!

  • 6. Patrick Seeton  |  29 June 2012 at 03:18

    I’m starving. That all looks delicious!

    PIIIIISSSSCOOOO SOOOOUUUURRRRRR!!

  • 7. Anya Raza  |  28 June 2012 at 21:24

    I haven’t had breakfast yet – this post made me so hungry! Lucky girl! Keeping posting pictures of food and I may have to come visit Peru again!


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