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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2737

Peru: World’s best culinary destination

By S.H.Moulana

The land of hidden treasures, Peru can boast of almost 500 national dishes but Lomo Saltado is regarded as the most popular meat dish.

They also say don’t leave Peru or its capital Lima without trying the country’s national dishes; Ceviche, Causa and many others. Peru is a country in South America, that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu an ancient Incau City high in the Andes mountains.

The region around Machu Picchu including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cuscon rich in archaeological sites.

In Peru’s arid Pacific coast is Lima, the capital, with preserved colonial center and important collections of pre-Columbian art. Peru has a population of about 31 million people with official languages Spanish, Quechua and Aymara. The country’s currency is called Sol.

Hearing that there is a Peruvian Food Festival in one of the pioneer five star hotels of a reputed chain in Riyadh I walked in with my family to try out the famous cuisines considered among the best in the world.

We started with the Peruvian shrimp soup, which assured me how the rest of the dishes are going to be. As I anticipated, every item we tried out gave us utmost satisfaction. We never fell in love with any cuisines on our first try as much as we did with the Peruvian dishes.

A look around our table we saw there was not a single vacant seat. Al Bustan Restaurant of the prestigious InterContinental Riyadh was filled to its capacity.

The Executive Sous Chef from Sri Lanka, Lionel Kodagoda, gave us a brief account of how they managed to prepare the Peruvian dishes with the support provided by the Embassy of Peru in Riyadh.

On our way home our discussion in the car centered around the various dishes we tried out and very especially about the Peruvian Shrimp Soup.

Don’t ever miss this if you ever get an opportunity taste this soup!

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Peru: World’s best culinary destination
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