Cuy, a.k.a. Guinea Pig
dre in Peru: Before coming to Peru, our friends and family that have been to Peru suggested that we try "Cuy", or guinea pig in English. When we were in Arequipa, I went on a quest to find some cuy! We didn't have to search too long, as every tourist restaurant offered this Peruvian delicacy. We went to a restaurant that enticed us with free drinks, and I proceeded to order "Cuy Chactado", which is what you see in this picture. Mike got chicken with mushroom sauce as a "fall back" in case the cuy didn't work out for us haha
The guinea pig was pretty tasty, but I suppose anything deep fried tastes good. It reminded me of Chinese pigeon or quail - similar texture and taste. The bone to meat ratio was pretty even, or even maybe a lot more bones than meat. I obviously didn't eat the head, but the teeth makes it looks pretty freaky now that I look back at the pictures.
This was the most expensive meal of our trip, totalling to approximately $22 CDN.
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