• Does Cuy Taste Like Chicken? Don't Leave Lima Without Trying This Delicacy

    19 days ago - By Marriott Traveler

    If you've been in Lima for a couple days, you've probably noticed menus with a curious word that's likely unfamiliar to you: cuy. Cuy, or guinea pig, is a popular staple of the Peruvian diet: easy to breed and economical, they're also protein-rich meats that taste like - you guessed it! Chicken!
    Once used primarily for ceremonial meals, cuy is now as common as chicken. But it remains revered, too: Peruvians celebrate the second Friday of October as National Cuy Day, and at Cusco Cathedral, you can even see an 18th-century painting of the Last Supper depicting a cuy dish served at the table...
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