Street Food in Peru – ULTIMATE 14-HOUR PERUVIAN FOOD + Market Tour in Lima!
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Street Food in Peru – ULTIMATE 14-HOUR PERUVIAN FOOD + Market Tour in Lima!


– Hey everyone, hope you’re
having an amazing day. It’s Mark Wiens. I’m so excited to be in Lima, Peru. Peruvian food is one of the best food cultures in the entire world. Today we are gonna go on an ultimate street food tour of Lima. We’re gonna visit markets, we’re gonna go to street food carts, we’re gonna eat some of
the best Peruvian food in one single day in Lima. I’m gonna meet up with my friend Timour, and I’m gonna share all the food with you and this entire day of exploring Lima and the amazing Peruvian food with you in this video right now. (upbeat guitar music) – What’s up?
– Good morning, Timour. How are you man?
– How are you? I’m great, I’m great. – And Timour, you’re
originally from France. How did you stay in Peru? – Well, I discovered Peru in 2007. I was with a Peruvian girlfriend. And she made me discover
everything about the food here and I fell in love completely
and now I’m obsessed and I’m living here and it’s amazing. Eating well every day, discovering, making videos to promote the
Peruvian cuisine on my channel. – I love his story and I love
his passion for Peruvian food, so it’s gonna be amazing to hang out with Timour today, walk
around on this ultimate Peruvian street food tour of Lima. This market is one of the central
wholesale markets of Lima. It’s just a sprawling, everything market where you can see produce,
where you can see ingredients, where there’s street
food from around Peru. There’s tumeric, there’s
limes, there’s ginger, there’s cucumbers, there’s
tomatoes, there’s potatoes, there’s corn of every
variety you can imagine, including Peruvian purple corn. You walk past herbs,
you smell basil aromas, it’s just a beautiful bounty of colorful everything
from Peru, it’s amazing. (Latinmusic) This entire section of the market is only dedicated to corn and to choclo, which is the specific type of corn. – Choclo! – [Mark] Choclo, (speaking
foreign language) – Big, big, choclo. – Big, oh cool, so like juicy. There’s so many native
species of ingredients to Peru and that’s what makes it so exciting. (speaking in foreign language) This is maca (speaking
in foreign language). They make a drink with it. (speaking foreign language) They’re boiled beans and also boiled corn, like huge kernels of corn and
it’s kind of like a bean soup she has that she’s kinda
re-hydrating everything with. But she takes some of that mixture, which are just a boiled
starch, puts it into a bag and then adds, she has
this amazing chili sauce, I actually smelled it
from across the street. It looks delicious and then she puts that all over the snack in the bag. – [Timor] Yes, gracias. (speaking in foreign language) – [Mark] And you gotta try
to kinda peel the skin? – [Timor] Exactly. – Yeah, okay.
– Just eat what’s inside. – Is it okay to eat the skin? (speaking in foreign language) Oh, it’s good, ’cause the skin
is not too tough, it’s like. – No, it’s fine. Actually, it’s pretty good.
– Whoa, the sauce though. (speaking in foreign language) – So good.
– Is that sauce called aji? – [Elias] Yeah, aji with aguacates. – [Mark] Aji is like chili. – [Elias] Aguacates is a type of avocado. Avocado, chili– – What a healthy protein snack, huh? – [Timour] Actually,
the skin is very good. – Yeah, the skin is good, right. – So much flavor. – Some people peel the
skin in their mouth, but you can eat the whole
thing. It’s starchy, that corn. But that sauce is what makes it. We were wondering what one more
ingredient was in the sauce. – It’s called the Peruvian mint. – Peruvian mint, that was
in the sauce, in the corn in the beans called huacatay. Oh man. That is amazing. Dude, it’s so good. It is like mint, but like, kind of stronger but kind
of milder at the same time. It’s sharp. Moving in to the pumpkin
section and these pumpkins, whoa, these pumpkins are huge. Like look at that truck filled. They’re like, you’d have to bear hug. – [Timour] He’s bear hugging one. – Wow, look at that weight. (speaking foreign language) The market is absolutely amazing
and it’s massive, massive. And it like, it’s just a sprawling, whoa, look at that load. It’s just a sprawling
market and what’s amazing is that there’s a section for everything because it’s a wholesale distribution. So things are like sectioned out. I mean you do see like
random things around, but there is a specific section for certain single ingredients. And the colors, the sounds,
the sights, the vibrancy. I love the colors of all the produce. Buenas dias. This is a restaurant street food stall, 8:30 am in the morning right now. It is packed with tents. You can smell the aroma famous for soups. (speaking foreign language) They have a number of
different soups I think but one of their main
soups is a chicken soup. They add in the ingredients,
ferociously squeezes in some lime, and then puts
on the chicken, the herbs. It smells so good. You can smell the citrus, the
lime, the zinginess of that. (speaking foreign language) It’s absolutely buzzing. We’ve got a table
somewhere inside actually. I’ve never been so excited
to have chicken soup in my entire life. First, before the soup arrives, we’re having some chicha morada, which is the national drink of Peru. Made from boiled, the red purple corn, apple, pineapple– – [Timour] Cinnamon. – Oh wow. That’s amazing. It’s like, it’s so refreshing. It’s sweet. It’s like fruity, you
can taste the cinnamon. It’s just good. If you look around, just everybody is drinking chicha morada right now. What you have to order here,
what everybody orders here is that caldo de gallina,
and a gallina is a chicken but it’s a hen and I
believe that they’re like free range hens because
you can see that skin. You can see the quality of that meat. You get one bowl of
noodles with chicken soup with the egg and then
you get a separate bowl that comes with the chicken in a broth that’d be seasoned with
lime juice and chilies and it just looks like the
ultimate Peruvian comfort food. And this is the perfect way to start a Peruvian street food tour. Oh yeah. – It’s been cooked for like,
two hours, the gallina. So you really feel the
flavor, you know, the meat. – Seriously. Dude, it’s like, that’s like pure chicken. Oh, it’s so comforting. It’s so it’s so vibrantly chicken-y. Green onions and then cilantro, yeah? Add that one this, and
then you can also add, people like to generously add it in. Here you go man. And you can kind of season also with some of that aji chili sauce. A spectacular chicken soup. Man, those are like
hearty, hearty noodles. Oh, the noodles are amazing. They’re al dente. And with those herbs, the green onions. You can eat the chicken
pieces but you can also drink the soup and the
soup is already seasoned. The soup is different. Oh wow. Oh, that is, that is insane. That’s already pre-seasoned. He added chilies in there,
he added lime juice. – Oh my god, I didn’t expect this. This is amazing. – [Mark] That’s like powerful flavor. – [Timour] The spiciness, the broth’s been more concentrated, delicious. – Just look at the cross
section of this chicken. You can see those layers,
you can see that skin. The skin is almost translucent. Yeah, you can tell it’s a free range hen. Add a little more of aji to this. Top it off, a little cap. The chicken like snaps. Like, that is not a soft chicken. That is not a overly fat, like
overly too tender chicken. That has the texture
you want in a chicken. The flavor, the whole
like snapiness of it. Oh, that’s incredible. That’s so incredibly tasty. Let’s move back into the noodles. You need a little more lime juice. And maybe at this moment, I should crack open my egg as well. I love how the whole hard
boiled egg, not even peeled. So you get the flavor of the
shell in the soup as well. Oh, that just peels so easily. Like it just falls out of the shell. Put this back in, there we go. (Latin music) You won’t ever have a better
chicken soup than this. That was just a complete
rejuvenating chicken soup. That was impressively tasty. Here you can see they’re slicing up fish. They’re slicing up onions
all over the place. Everything they’re preparing for ceviche, which is of course the
national dish of Peru, one of the most beloved dishes of fish. The limes. There’s too much going on, there’s too many good things going on. I’m just confused and happy and this is, I love it. Peru is amazing. Getting into the seafood
section of the market. The seafood is starting to bloom. The shells, the different types of shells, the scallops, the crabs,
the squid, the fish. Hola, hola, hola. (speaking foreign language) The only possible thing I wanted to do after walking through all that fresh fish and seeing the onions and
seeing them like prepare the limes is to eat some ceviche. And we’ve stopped, oh thank you. Gracias. And I think he’s sharing
some of this beer. Salud. Good, good, good, dark. Anyway, we are stopping
now for some ceviche. Should we get extra spicy then? (speaking foreign language) Is it milk? She adds a little milk. (Latin music) (speaking foreign language) Muchas gracias. And she actually added
in a little bit of milk to form that leche de tigre,
which is the tiger’s milk, which is the dressing for the ceviche. And then mix that around
until like the milk and the juices were just
flowing out of that fish. That is beautiful. That looks so good. It smells so good. The vibrancy, oh, and we
got it extra spicy as well. She added in some of the chilies, some chopped chilies. (speaking foreign language) He immediately followed it with some beer. Muchas gracias. The like, creaminess of
the sauce, the citrus, the chilies, the onions,
the crunchy choclo corn, which almost has a, the kernels of corn almost have a milky texture to
them like a dry milk texture. (speaking foreign language) – This guy’s awesome. The steamed corn and the cancha together. It’s awesome. – [Timour] Choclo is the fresh one. – Yes. That dressing, man. That leche de tigre is
just like, it is on point. It is so perfectly sour, it’s
so perfectly creamy, milky. I am loving it. Incredibly good. – Yes, yes. – He just pulled the
best move right there. Sometimes they even
put it in a shot glass. Oh wow. Oh that’s the best. That’s like the power of
ceviche, the milky, sour, salty, beautiful, everything
and then the fish kind of curdles into that so you’ve got like a, the fish broth as well. Oh, that just like rejuvenates. That’s good. The sweet contrast with
the salty citrusy milk. – Bought that weeks ago. That’s super rueful, man. – Muchas gracias. Muchas gracias, muchas gracias. That was unbelievably good. She is so cool. And the new friends we made
as we were sitting there are also so, so cool. Oh man. That is, oh. Peru. Oh Peru. (Latin music) From that big market,
we jumped into a taxi. We’re on our way, it’s not too far away, but to a fruit market specifically. Maybe the fruit distribution. Tons and tons of fruits. (Latin music) Baseball right there. Like, that’s awesome. They just like shut down and hit the, oh this is where we’re getting out of– – And they just hit the car. (speaking foreign language) – Gracias, muchas gracias. We are now at the mega
fruit distribution market. It’s huge. Oh man, just immediate crates
and crates and truckloads and stacks and boxes and boxes of fruit. No, I’ve never had this one before. Gracias. Yeah, look at how juicy, oh man. And it’s like a dragon fruit. Yellow on the outside, yellow skin, and then you cut it open, it’s so juicy. You see those big black seeds. It’s so good, yeah. It’s so sweet, it’s so juicy. It’s like a cross between
watermelon and kiwi, gushes. – And the little nuts in here
gives it a little crunch. – [Mark] Yeah, that actually
complements it, right? – [Timour] I love it. – The amazing thing about Peru
and why it’s such a diverse and just complex food country
is because of the elevations, because of the, it’s a mega
diverse country of elevations and ecosystems and climates from jungle to mountains to deserts. And here at this market,
you’ll find fruits from every region of Peru. And we found another
fruit called granadilla, which is, it’s similar to a passion. – This is one of my favorite
fruits. You’re gonna see it. It’s something you’ve never had before. – I don’t know if this
is the best technique but I’m gonna do it this way. Peel the skin, and it has
like an inner skin as well, which is almost like a pith. You can eat it too? And then that’s the goopy
goodness that’s inside. Look at that, just sprouting. I think I’m just gonna
squeeze it into my mouth. It’s so sweet. It’s a little bit sour and
the seeds are really soft. It’s called guanabana. I think it’s soursop. (speaking foreign language) It’s so milky too. Okay, next up this is
a fruit called cocona and it looks, it’s a
very like strong fruit. Normally it’s not really
eaten like a fruit, it’s used like in a garnish or a sauce. It’s amazing, it’s sour
like a really sour tomato. – Sanky?
– Sanky. – Sanky. Whoa. Oh, that’s amazing That is so sour. The texture is like kiwi but more slimy but it’s more like taking
a bite out of a lime. That is amazing. That immediately makes your
teeth hurt a little bit. Next fruit is called camu
camu and you pick it up and it’s like a skin, but you can feel the juice underneath the skin. Oh wow. It’s like a grape skin but
then it just like explodes you with like jelly juices. Kinda like a peppery taste. You taste pepper in there. Wow. The skin is a little bitter and peppery. – Aguaymanto. Aguaymanto. – Yeah. – I believe it is a gooseberry. It’s so good. So juicy and like seedy like a tomato. Lucuma, it’s often used for cooking. (speaking foreign language) Ah. The gold of the Incas,
that’s what it’s also called. Okay, and it looks very yokey. It’s almost like potato, sweet potato. It’s like that dry and starchy. Wow. But like, also like egg yolk
but like sweet egg yolk. – You gotta try the ice
cream made of lucuma. Ice cream, pastry creams,
or anything like that. It’s amazing. – Because it has a really,
really good sweet taste to it, but then like eating a
lot of it is kinda dry. – No, that would be too
dry to eat the whole thing. – Yeah, it’s like, it’s almost
like sweet potato, really. The sweetness and variety of
fruits is just outstanding. And that will stick to the roof
of your mouth a little bit. – [Timour] Tastes like ice cream. In Peru, this is like
the one ice cream pod. Ice cream beans. – It does taste like melted ice cream and like fuzzy at the same time. Next up, for a fruit called mamey. (speaking foreign language) Immediately outside the
doors of the market, I smelled the friedness. I knew we had to stop here. He has a little cart
that’s called papa rellena. They stuff it, so they stuff it– – And you stuff it with like a carne, avocado, raisins, onions. – Ah, so there’s some
minced meat inside of it before they deep fry it. – [Timour] A little bit of aji panca, one of the chilies of Peru. (speaking foreign language) – So then he has all the
potatoes, the fried potatoes, stacked inside of the cart. When you order it, he slices it in half and you can see that meat come out of it and then he adds in some onions, some different ajis, some sauces. Oh man, it looks and smells so good. And then also some lettuce on top and some more sauces he squeezes on. That looks amazing. This is something that’s available like all over the place at markets. – All the time, everywhere– – It’s a very, very common snack. – [Timour] Street food, in a house. Everybody eats this all the time. – [Mark] What a wonderful little snack. The potato is in here,
the onion, the sauces, the meat is down there. Look at that. – It smells so good. They have this all the time. – It’s so good. Like yeah, the potato itself is so creamy. Like it’s not even dry or starchy at all. Then with that fried crust
and all those sauces, the onions, that is addictive. That is addictive and delicious. – I mean, I can eat this all the time. – Yeah, I would eat this every day. – For lunch, like this
is my sauce right here. – Gracias. Some extra aji with some of the, that’s the chili with the onions. You’re gonna wanna just
drench everything you eat in aji when you’re in Peru. That snack alone has given me
a new perspective on potatoes. (speaking foreign language) That is awesome. (speaking foreign language) I think right next to where
he sells the papa rellena, we came over to eat, she
has a number of drinks, especially health drinks. One of the common things that she sells and that she serves is called tocosh, which is a fermented potato,
kind of like rotting potato possibly, it’s like a goopy pudding. Oh yes, I love it. It’s slightly, yeah, smells
like a decomposing garden. Like the ammonia. Oh man, I can’t wait to try it. Watch the spoon wiggle
with the entire blob. It’s so jiggly. Cool man, let’s try this. Look at the stickiness of that. – It’s not bad, but it’s really strong. – Kind of like, almost tastes like apple sauce with like, like a barn aftertaste. It tastes a little bit like a barn. – It’s a barn, it’s not apple.
– But I like it. It’s like so goopy. A bit of a barn, yeah. You can definitely taste goats in there. – But it’s good.
– It’s good. Elias is handing us a shot of something. Tocosh. Oh, a shot of tocosh. This is the same? Elias just handed me a shot
of the fermented potato. This is the condensed version. (Mark laughing) Yes. That was awesome. Oh man, that’s sour. That has like, that’s like
liquid goat except vegetarian. That’s amazing. – [Elias] She was
laughing at your reaction. (speaking foreign language) – Wow. – Prove it. – You gotta have a shot of this, dude. You gotta have a shot of that. Joel’s getting ready
for his shot of glory. – Just go for it. Wow. It’s milky. (speaking foreign language) Wow, that’s a flavor to remember. – It’s called cebada? (speaking foreign language) Gracias. Cebada, and it’s also a very
common beverage in Peru. (speaking foreign language) Kinda like cinnamon coffee
almost, but like light. Muchas gracias. Muchas gracias. Muchas gracias. We can definitely say
right outside the market we had potatoes two ways. One was deep fried, one
was like decomposed. And they were so good and so awesome. Oh man. – Delicious. – Like, we’ve been walking
around today for like three or four hours only and already just completely
utterly blown away by Peruvian food and ingredients. (Latin music) (speaking foreign language) Okay, we’re going to
the center now of Lima to go eat more food, to do a
little bit of sight seeing, but mostly to eat. Made it out, this is El Centro, this is the center of Lima now. No better people to hang out with in Lima and go to eat than with Timour and Elias. Elias. He is the man. If you point out a map of Lima right now, I’d just have no idea where we are, but somewhere in the center of Lima. But this is kind of like
a flea market section. It’s like a market area
where you can buy anything. (speaking foreign language) Oh that’s ours. Nice. Another very, very common
snack that you have to eat that’s very popular, it’s
called papa con huevo and that’s potato with egg. And that’s exactly what it is. – What makes the whole thing is the sauce. Is it cocoba? – [Elias] Cocoba aji. – [Mark] Aji. Is there mayonnaise in the sauce? – [Timour] It’s kind
of mayonnaise and herb. – So grab a bite, get some
of the egg with the potato. Oh, it is all about that sauce. This potato in particular
is a drier potato than the last potato
we had, not as creamy. More starchy. And then almost you
got like the starchiest crumbliness of the egg yolk as well. But that creamy aji minty sauce
is what holds it together. Oh, I think we’ve got some real aji now. So far today I have
just loved it every time Elias has smiled and said sauce and sauced everything we’ve eaten. It’s been, that is like the highlight. That’s a very starchy, very
hearty, very filling snack. (speaking foreign language) Almost to like the very iconic center, historical center of Lima. (Latin music) Made it to Plaza de Armas. This is the center of
Lima, the heart of Lima. The main cathedral church. It’s just amazing, they’ve
closed it off to traffic so you walk around, it’s an entire square. It’s beautiful. The Spanish architecture,
the buildings, the cathedral. And then there is a very
famous restaurant for sandwich that we are gonna go to, which
is right on the corner there. One of the most famous
places in Lima in Peru for chicharron, and chicharron,
it’s like the fried pork. – Fried pork belly, yeah. – Fried pork belly, okay. – They make these delicious sandwich. And that’s probably top, one of the best sandwich in the world. – Before the pork sandwiches
arrived, it is time. Oh, where’s the label? There we go. (Latin music) It’s sweet. But it is refreshing
and it does kind of have an almost candy taste to it. I think we got a ham sandwich as well, but this is the main chicharron sandwich. Overflowing with juices and crispiness and the fried sweet potato
on the bottom there. Dump in all of the onions. Yes. And the juice. Let the juice flow. Put the lid back on. Look at that. Pork is using the sweet potato, the onions are just
sprouting, it’s getting messy. – [All] Cheers. – Oh wow. The juiciness of the pork has
gone all the way to the bread. It’s like soaking the, aji, yes. Yes. (Latin music) The meat is so tender. The sweet potato is better than cheese. Because it’s almost creamy like cheese and then like the bread
literally just like soaks up, oh thank you. Soaks up the pork juices. – I practically moved to
Peru just for this sandwich. I love it so much. I tried making this in France, it doesn’t come out the same. – You heard it from Timour. He moved to Peru for this sandwich. – I’m so happy you’re
having this right now. – And it was a very good decision. – [Elias] It was a worthwhile decision. – You will never regret that. Are these fried, too?
– Yep. – Oh man. Look at that amount of meat on this rib. And the crispiness of it. I’m gonna follow that with a sweet potato. These sweet potatoes, they’re
just, they’re unbelievable. These onions are amazing too. Add a little bit of onions to that bite. A little aji to that bite. Next dish is the tamale with corn, that onion sauce as well. First Peruvian tamale. The corn just melts in
your mouth, it’s so fluffy. – You see how it goes
well with the onions, too? That’s salsa criolla is called,
goes good with everything in Peru and people use it all the time. A basic accompany, I always get it. – Accompany. It’s really smooth and not
that dense, not that heavy, like light and fluffy. This is not just any ham sandwich, this is a Peruvian ham sandwich. This is like thick layers of ham. Again, the onions. Again, I’m gonna add on some aji. It’s so tender. – You get that smoked flavor. It’s a little bit smokey. – [Mark] Arroz chaufa,
fried rice, a generous slab of pork belly on top as well. – I mean, this is really
like a Peruvian Chinese dish. Arroz chaufa is, you find
this in every street of Lima. Everybody loves it here. – That’s just good tasty fried rice. Fried rice with pork,
nothing could go wrong. This is just comfort food for me. – I can not believe that
after this huge lunch, we’re heading right away
to eat a pollo a la brasa, which is a whole
delicious roasted chicken. But why not, let’s go. (Latin music) – We’re on our way to
go eat a whole chicken. Pollo a la brasa. It’s 4:30, but the
restaurant is like packed in the middle of the afternoon. So if you come here at a peak meal time, it’s gonna be just like. Timour was telling me that
like, pollo a la brasa restaurants are just packed all the time. – Always packed. Especially on holidays. – Okay, there’s never a
time when there’s not, when it’s empty. – There’s always a reason
to eat pollo a la brasa. (Mark laughing) – Yes. Pollo a la brasa is Peruvian style rotisserie roasted chicken
and they have this amazing rotisserie wheel, all of
the chickens are on a spit and they rotate not
only around in a circle but they also rotate on their axis. It’s like a solar system. It’s like the chickens are on orbit, grilling over charcoal so you can just see as the juices drip, the smoke rises. Oh man. This is like, you can smell the chicken, you can smell the
pieces, you can see this. This is pure chicken goodness
and it’s just like, oh man. It smells incredible. No other rotisserie
chicken around the world smells as good as pollo a la brasa. Like, the aroma, the juiciness,
there’s a pool of juice at the bottom, that golden skin. – [Timour] That skin is so
crunchy, you’re gonna see. (Latin music) – Oh, it’s so juicy. It’s okay either way? Oh, I just splattered the camera. And I got a bunch of skin. Cheers. – [All] Cheers. – Oh my god. Now I know why, this is the best. – Wow.
– It’s so good. The skin, the skin. – Yeah, the skin is insane. – It’s so sweet and tender. When you press on it, this
is the white and it’s not, look at this, how it’s tender it is. Oh I love it. – You need aji. Yes. He knows. And this is mayonesa. So the mayonnaise, it’s
like foamy mayonnaise, like foamy aji. (speaking foreign language) – Okay, this is for the
salad, not the chicken. – That mayo’s so good. – Oh, the fries are so good, too. – [Elias] Mayonnaise. Aji. – And mix those. Oh nice. Oh man. Dude, Elias is man you want to be eating with when you’re in Peru. I didn’t even realize that
I ate the entire skin off that first bite and this time
I’m going in for that aji and I’m not even going to
mess around with this aji. I’m just gonna go all in. Oh, oh, with that aji. It’s like a little bit
spicy but it’s like foamy. It’s like the texture is foamy. It’s like chili whipped cream almost. Put some aji down. A little bit of mayo in there. Try some of the salad now. Avocado, one of my favorite fruits, foods in the entire world, avocado. Wonderful. I mean, a rotisserie chicken
anywhere else other than Peru will just never be the same again. From here, we are moving on
to eat a couple more things which is gonna complete this entire Peruvian food tour today. It’s been an ultimate tour. – It is, it has been. – We needed the van this
time after that much food. The cold air in my face
has never felt so good. We are relaxing in style
on this ride right now. – My stomach’s gonna explode. – Elias ordered a van this time, I think he knew we needed it. (Latin music) Next up, anticuchos,
one of the ultimate best of all Peruvian street food. – Exactly. – Can anticuchos, is it, can it mean a variety of different meat? – They do have (speaking
foreign language). Anticuchos is made up of
cow, heart of the cow. – Anticuchos de corazon, cow heart. She has this fire going under. It looks like a mechanic,
like, you know one of those where you store tools. It’s like that with a fire underneath it. And then she has this metal
plate with little holes on it. She puts the skewers and the meat on it so it’s like grilling but you feel, it’s real fire but then at the same time, it’s like a hot plate at the same time. She catches the juice so
that they rejuice themselves and then I love her
rejuicing move as the meat is all sizzling away. She has this corn husk
brush, like reoiling it. And I love how she uses like a steak knife to flip meat and to, like as the spatula. – This guy’s the best. I love how you’re talking about Peru. (speaking foreign language) – Just quickly, I want to put
my head into the anticuchos. This is the raw, just
to smell that marinade. It smells so good. (speaking foreign language) Before the anticuchos, we’re starting with some chicken wings. Because they’re like,
they’re also like cooked in the juices of the anticuchos. – [Elias] That’s flavor. – Is it me or everything
is juicy and tender? – [Elias] It is juicy, yes. – Those are two of favorite my words. Juicy and tender. Juicy tender smokey. (speaking foreign language) She gave us the sauces. One is spicier, one is
like a aji chili sauce. Oh. Oh, with the sauce. The real anticuchos de corazon. It is time. This is a moment I have been waiting for since my first trip to Peru 15 years ago. I’ve been waiting for this moment. It’s finally here. The real anticuchos de corazon. They are unbelievably juicy. They’re just dripping. – Smells so good. You smell the chili and the garlic. – Just that like cumin, the like, you can smell the juice. – It’s so good, all right. – All right. – That’s even more tender than– – Wow. Oh wow. It’s so tender. And just like a sponge of meat juices. You do taste the cumin,
the salt, the pepper. That’s just a harmony. Oh, that’s insane. – [Timour] It’s amazing. You get all these condiments but you still have the flavor of the meat. – I have to tell you, when
I was in Peru 15 years ago, anticuchos is one of the
memories that I remember with full blasting deliciousness. I ate anticuchos every single day. Oh this is a very memorable moment. (speaking foreign language) With that sauce, that
even makes it better. I can’t even believe it. It’s like strips of heart, juicing in ways you didn’t think meat
could possibly juice. Oh, I think I want to try that
other aji on this next bite. Final bite. It’s a sad and glorious moment. That was insanely tasty. Wow. It’s been a long, very
long, but an amazing, an amazing day. – Yes it is. I’m tired because we ate so
much, but yeah, it was great. – It was such a great day. We’re gonna finish with one
final street food snack. It’s maybe one of the
most common sweet snacks that you see just walking around, especially common at night. We’re back in Miraflores,
we are Parque Kennedy, which is one of the main park areas. – Perfect way to end
the day, with picarones. And it’s made from sweet
potato and pumpkin. – It’s made into a batter, right? Sweet potato and pumpkin, that’s awesome. – You put some yeast, some flour, you mix all this together. You let it sit for a while
and then you deep fry it. – They have this big bucket of batter and they make them into kind of like, like donut circle rings. And then they deep fry them
and they use this stick to kind of like flip them
over and kind of like– – [Timour] Create this hole. – [Mark] Yeah, as they
kind of twirl them in, it kind of like widens them. – Always serve it with,
here they put it on, normally they just pour it on top, but it’s called miel, a honey. – Oh wow.
– The honey is really yummy. – It’s just like so fried and delicious and light and fluffy. – Very light and fluffy. – Without the honey
they’re not sweet at all. It’s something that has to be fresh, that has to be– – [Timour] And it has
a little bit of anise. – It’s gooey yeah. Oh, a little bit of anise, okay. With the syrup, drenched in syrup. (Latin music) Wow. – Very strong flavor with
the clove and the cinnamon. – Clove, sweet, sticky. That
does go well with the syrup. – [Timour] And it really
reminds you of maple syrup. Maple syrup is one of my favorite things. – Crunchy, oily, tasty, sweet. Super rico. It is. What a final bite to end this ultimate Peruvian street food tour of Lima. – [Timour] That was great. It went well, I think. – So well. Huge thank you to Elias and to you for taking us around,
for sharing your passions of Peruvian food with me. – That was amazing. I mean to see you have all
these different reactions, I’ve been following
your account for a while and I was always dreaming of
when is he gonna come to Peru. And I was so happy that
we did this together. So thank you for this and
seriously, it was a lot of fun. – What’s awesome about Timour that I love is just his, how he
shows his love for Peru and Peruvian food. And that’s like, you can, he’s genuine. – [Timour] Peruvian people are amazing, Peruvian food is amazing. – Thank you so much for watching. Please remember to give
this video a thumbs up. Leave a comment below,
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subscribed, click subscribe and also click the little bell icon and thanks again for watching. Good night from Lima. See you on the next video. And also, we’ll be publishing more videos. I’m going to be hanging out
with Timour more around Lima, we’ll be making a few more
videos so I’ll have them in the description box. Be sure to watch this entire
playlist of all the videos from Peru, all of the amazing
ceviche and Peruvian food. Good night, see you on the next video. Thanks again for watching.
– Thanks guys.

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100 thoughts on “Street Food in Peru – ULTIMATE 14-HOUR PERUVIAN FOOD + Market Tour in Lima!

  1. Thank you for watching!
    Be sure to watch Timour's video: https://youtu.be/8BnFdk2mW0c
    Much more Peruvian food videos coming!

  2. Hola timour quien mejor que tú para ser de guía a mark en lima ,ya no te puedo decir el francés te puedo decir CAUSITA así nos llamamos entre lo PERUANOS en jerga ya que te consideramos como uno más causita timour

  3. Mark I like your videos, but I know that all those types of foods doesn't and shouldn't give you the same reaction every time, I know that some foods have to be nasty

  4. Thank you for showing my country's food. I love this clip. I miss food there, Here in New York IS NOT THE SAME. Everything tastes better over there.

  5. I just looked at where Caldos Cesar is and it’s a bit of a trek from where I plan on staying. Looks worth it though!

  6. As a Peruvian, major props to visiting places that tourist normally do not visit. The markets is what makes Peru very unique and the diversity of fruits, veggies and grains best represents my beautiful country! I applaud you on captivating the very essence of Peruvian food and culture 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  7. 21:44 first the guy in the back looks super serious and intimidating and then at 23:31 he laughs at them eating the fermented potato mush.

  8. The closest and maybe the only Peruvian eatery around us is “Viva Chicken”! It’s good, but, nothing close to what you got there!

  9. Mark, thanks for making a video about Peruvian food!! I'm glad you enjoyed the food & culture, and the way you share your experiences trying out our food is amazing 🙂 I really enjoy watching your videos! your are very respectful of the culture….You are welcome to Peru any time!

  10. The faces he makes when he tastes the food! That's enough for me to book a ticket! That food looked so delicious!

  11. This has been the best videos ever and the cuisine looks so good especially the chicken rotiserie! I want to go to Peru!

  12. que valiente para comer tococh , Mi madre intentó darme de pequeña pero el olor es insoportable, aunque dicen que es bueno para la salud.

  13. It was funny to see this guy eating everything hahahaha I hope he didnt get sick… I cant blame him anyway, our food is the most delicious around the world. Glad at the same time that he enjoyed everything he ate! haha

  14. 😆😆😆Mark so funny, he eats everything and doesn't say anything negative about the flavour… some of them I think didn't like him 😆😆
    But on the other side, "chuño" (dry potato) is a medicine food, most people from the mountains use it to some stomach infection or some ilnesses related with the stomach, actually "Chuño or Tocosh" is the only vegetable that has peniciline in it…it's so good !!

  15. Mark I love the way you say oh wow, that let's me know you really liked it. Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful baby boy.. Love to all.

  16. Mark, the peruvian cuisine is like a universe. The street food is a reflex to deep Perú: diversity of flavors, original spices of Andes and rain forest amazon. I see your videos around the world and I like your humility and simplicity, because you dont have problems to proof a lot of dishes.
    Saludos, amigo

  17. Just looking at your face when you eat our food just makes me happy 🤩 miss my country… I'm happy that even in the USA I get to cook it but def miss the people and authenticity of the diff dishes ❤

  18. I am so tempted to book a flight to Lima right now, for real. I think I know where I’m going next year for vacation.

  19. Hi I follow your videos Is a great to see Lima ,Peru is been awhile since I visited my country. It makes me proud that you enjoyed everything you ate and shared it with your followers. Thank you.

  20. I am from Peru!, I am so glad you liked Peru, it has so much to offer, I got a Peruvian food blog where I share recipes from Peru you might like it here is the link: www.chewinghappiness.com

  21. Hello my name is Abrahan today I saw your food videos in Peru and I don't know what you read but I spent 2 hours stuck watching your videos. It is true there is no doubt that we have the best food in the world recognized worldwide but everything you ate in Lima and Cusco that is nothing the next time you are in Peru I would like to invite you to take a walk around Arequipa a quiet city , its historic center is so beautiful through its streets, especially its food, its drinks, its desserts, you will be overwhelmed with the Adobo … The chicha de jora that is very different from the purple wing you tried, our frozen cheese … We wait for you and I hope to see you soon and take a picture with you in the tuturutu (emblematic figure of the main square of the white city of Arequipa ~ Peru) hot chili

  22. Not a free range chicken Peru poor country free range not a chance more like caged and force fed chiken with a hose pipe in d mouth of chiken

  23. That guy had a girlfriend that inspired him to change his entire life. That's a very powerful impact, for someone to move from their native country and take refuge in an other land all because one person introduced them to the food and culture is simply amazing

  24. I am Peruvian/German and trust me, I've traveled around the world and the best food is Peruvian hands down. It is a more flavorful Mexican food. If you travel please go to Peru and get this food. The only food he didn't showcase that I recommend is aji de Pollo and lomo saltado

  25. hoooooo so good seems to be exaggerated in every dish, do you like every thing which is put in your dish.Be Frank!

  26. Hi Mark I like your videos because you taste every kind of food ,
    from star grade food to street food , especially beans in this video …..

  27. OMG! My BABA was running down my chin watching you guys pig out on that Sanguche de chicharon. My Favorite along with the Butifarra. This is Torture. LOL!

  28. This video refreshed my memories living in Lima few years back. The best country with a variety of delicious food and warm welcoming beautiful people. Much love Peru from Sri Lanka !!

  29. QUISIERA QUE SE QUEDARA UN MES Y QUE PRUEBE TODA LA GASTRONOMÍA PERUANA Y VER SUS REACCIONES SE QUE LE VA ENCANTAR Y VA A QUEDAR FASCINADO CON LA COMIDA PERUANA YA QUE ES UNA EXPLOSIÓN DE SABORES

  30. I so love this video especially the food and the drinks too.. I basically every day i so love it.. and the egg is so cooked all the way through just how i like it..

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