OPI Eats: What Peruvian Food to Eat In Peru

OPI Eats: What Peruvian Food to Eat In Peru
  • OPI Eats: What Peruvian Food to Eat In Peru

    Peru is a land with a rich and vibrant culture. From the peaks of Machu Picchu to the Sacred Valley, we absolutely adore this country, and those elements inspired us to launch our #OPIPeru collection. But beyond the landscape, Peru is a nation that has cuisine with bold and complex flavors, and any discussion about this stronghold of Inca history isn’t complete without mention of some of the most lip-smacking dishes south of the equator. Below we’ve highlighted Peruvian foods that are as bright and crisp as the shades we’ve created for this collection.

    1. OPI Eats: What Peruvian Food to Eat In Peru

      Peruvian purplish-black beverage made from boiled maíz morado (purple corn), and spices. It’s also infused with piña (pineapple rinds), canela (cinnamon), and clavos (cloves). This delicious drink is served fresh in street markets, upscale restaurants, and home kitchens throughout Peru.

    2. OPI Eats: What Peruvian Food to Eat In Peru

      This gelatin dish is available at most markets and appears regularly as a dessert item on local menus—making it a must-have of foods to eat in Peru. The torta helada is the most colorful way to end a meal of Peruvian food, encompassing cake (chocolate or vanilla or both) hugged within two layers of gelatin—one a dense, gummy sheet of transparent, fruity gelatin; the other, a fluffy gelatin parfait.

    3. OPI Eats: What Peruvian Food to Eat In Per

      The little huevos de codorniz, known as quail eggs, have a creamy taste and texture, and are sold with an optional sprinkling of salt. When purchasing, vendors place the eggs (either peeled or with shell) in a plastic or paper bag complete with toothpick for easy enjoyment.

    4. OPI Eats: What Peruvian Food to Eat In Peru

      This filling and delicious Peruvian food is eaten as breakfast, mostly served within a bread bun topped with fried slices of sweet potatoes and onion rings bathed in lemon and salt.

    5. OPI Eats: What Peruvian Food to Eat In Peru

      Churros are a favorite in many Latin American countries. Churros are long pastries made of a choux-type dough; the Peruvian food version is made of potato, which is squeezed through a large star-tip pastry bag into hot oil and fried. In Peru they are often filled with manjarblanco or vanilla cream and then rolled in a sugar cinnamon mixture.

    6. OPI Eats: What Peruvian Food to Eat In Peru

      Sugar cane arrived in Peru 500 years ago, and raw sugar cane gave birth to the legendary desserts made during the Spanish Viceroyalty. In Peru, all signs point to the delicious sugar cane juice.

    7. OPI Eats: What Peruvian Food to Eat In Peru

      This classic bean originates from Peru (also known as mayocoba canario or peruano.) It's a thin-skinned but meaty bean that will take on all the Peruvian food flavors you can imagine—and still hold its form and shape.

    8. OPI Eats: What Peruvian Food to Eat In Peru

      This is just a delicious slice of the Peruvian food that awaits you if you decide to visit this extraordinary country. To wet your appetite before your travels, be sure to try our newest shade collection inspired by the sights, smells, and sounds of Peru and share your favorite looks on social media with #OPIPeru.

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