If you are new here, I recently had the opportunity to travel to Peru with Operation Christmas Child. You can read about the shoebox distributions here.
Okay, yes, I admit it. One of the things I most look forward to when traveling is the food. I love to try new places and foods especially of other cultures. Peru did not disappoint. I told you about having Ceviche and Chicha Morada our first day.
After our morning distribution on our second day we went to a Rotisserie Chicken restaurant. This was a very nice “hole in the wall” place.
It was by far the best rotisserie chicken I have ever had. I wish I had one of these places on the corner by my house! The french fries were homemade! Oh and Inca Kola is everywhere in Peru. It reminded me a little of cream soda. I wanted to bring one home to have my family try it, but wasn’t able to bring it on the plane.
We had a little extra time so we went to a Pinkberry for frozen yogurt. Evidently we have these in the States, but I had never heard of them. I found it ironic that I traveled all the way to Peru to be able to try it! I tried granada and Lucuma flavors. Surely those aren’t available in the US?
As the dessert tray came around I had to try this Tres Leches Cake, because it looked just like my recipe. I found my recipe for Tres Leches cake in a cookbook by Steven Raichlen. It was a little different from the ones I’ve had in the US and Mexico, but it was a favorite from the first time I made it. Now I know exactly where it comes from. I thought that was so fun! I have the recipe posted on my blog!
Our evening meal each night was a buffet at the hotel. This is the only photo that I took. I think by then I was so tired and hungry. Who wants to be holding a camera when there is all that food to choose from? This was just the appetizer table! There was another table containing the main dishes and then another huge table of desserts. The food was incredible!