What's a vacation without trying all of the local cuisine you can't find back home? Peru served up some delicious meals and the most flavorful food we could have dreamed of, but not all was fun and games. This was by far the most exotic meal we ordered and it literally tastes just like chicken! Cuy, or guinea pig as we all know, is a traditional food for the people in the Andean regions of Peru. It was quite a surprise to see the entire animal brought to the dinner table, which made divulging the little creature a bit morbid. In all honesty, it was very good and I would order it again if I had the chance, perhaps without the head still included.
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