Huaraz Cuisine

From this friendly region, is said that you can have very good food, and maybe there is nothing better than a delicious soup, after a day of walks and trips; of their variety and extensive kitchen we describe shortly a very small list:

"Picante de Cuy al Estilo Huaracino" (Guinea Pig Hot Stew Huaraz Style)

Delicious pottage, elaborated with fried guinea pig pieces, then garnished with onion, yellow hot pepper and garlic. It is served with boiled potatoes cut in slices. Varieties of regional potatoes are used.

"Yuca Shupe"

It is a kind of soup that is used to have during the breakfast. Elaborated with chopped potatoes, coriander, parsley, mint, huacatay (herbs of the region), beaten eggs are added just before serving. This soup does not have fat neither oil.

"Humitas de chochona"

The chochoca, is a very tender corn. Delicious dish made with dough prepared with chochoca, eggs, butter, sugar, cheese and raisins. They wrap it up in "pancas" (corn leaves) and tied. They are steamed cooked.

"Jaca Cashqui"

This plate is prepared almost in the same way as the guinea pig stew, described previously, but it is served as soup.

"Papa Cashqui"

It is a very tasty soup, garnished with garlic and onions that are added to the potatoes, chopped coriander, mint, fresh cheese, eggs and milk.


Strong broth of lamb head, there can also be added other meats, it is garnished with coriander, parsley, mint, yellow hot pepper and toasted corn.

Typical Desserts

Natillas and manjarblanco (sweets made with milk), outstanding the ones prepared in Caraz, besides their delicious flavor, they are packed in peculiar wooden recipients.

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