Had some great and not-so-great meals in Arequipa.
My best meal in Peru was breakfast at Chaqchao in Arequipa — the same place where I learned to make chocolate. The sunny morning in Arequipa was made even better by my runny sunny-side-up egg and cup of coffee. You’ve got to go to Chaqchao when you’re in Arequipa.
Street food! I had cow heart and intestines. The heart was delicious; the intestines were a little gamey. I think that this was Avenida Santa Catalina, just down the street from Chaqchao, but I’m not 100% sure.
Intestines on the left, potatoes in the middle (seemed almost every meal in Peru has potatoes in it), and heart on the right.
I think my first breakfast in Arequipa was a Peruvian-style pancake topped with mango, strawberries, banana, and papaya on a balcony overlooking the Plaza de Armas. The ambiance was better than the food.
A typical lunch in Arequipa — rice, beans, chicken and some soup. It was pretty bland, to say the least. Almost as bland as this post.
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