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La comida de Arequipa

sunny 21 °C

Quick one to let you know how supper went...

We ate here:


...for S./3.50 per person, as I'd mentioned before.

You get what you pay for.

The starter was a chicken broth soup with noodles and some bits of chicken feet/legs or something I wouldn't normally find myself eating on a Wednesday evening. However! We were feeling quite proud of ourselves for trying new/interesting/native foods. Woz's soup also had a bonus (a hair), and mine had a mysterious floating black ball. Woz reckons it was a giant peppercorn.


The main was broasted chicken, and it was decent. Mine was mostly bone and gristle, but Woz had a decent portion of meat on his plate. It was served with a small salad, some reheated rice, and mushy chips.

We received tea at the end of our meal, which was the highlight by far. It tasted of aniseed and was super sweet, just how I like it.

We paid up, but quickly made our way back to the square to eat some queso helado. If your Spanish is worse than mine, that means 'cheese ice cream,' but don't be alarmed - there doesn't appear to be any cheese involved. Just super amazing homemade style ice cream with cinnamon sprinkled on top. We shared one yesterday and it was frigging tasty. Today, we had one each.


Additionally, we bought some lovely crusty rolls today that set us back S./5 for 6 normal baps and two really tasty quinoa stuffed croissant type deals. They were fresh out of el horno and had little bits of spicy peppers in them as well.

It's not all been bad, but I thought I should share the details of this restaurant meal I was so looking forward to. We'll have to splash out a bit more if we want a treat in the future!

Posted by alexis.johnson 16:17 Archived in Peru

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