Street food in Huancayo

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Huancayo, Peru

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So many options of tasty food - Street food in Huancayo Nov 20, 2009
If trying the local cuisine might help you understanding better a region or city, trying the street food will definitely do so. And Huancayo is not the exception.

You don't need to go somewhere in particular to find some food stalls. There are everywhere! They all have different kind of snacks.

What can you find here? Ok here are the most common things:


-juices: there are lots of fruit stands offering refreshing juices.

Salty snacks:

-chicharron a: pieces of deep friend pork. Served with some toasted corn and onions.

-chicharron b: They cooked the whole pig at same time and slice some pieces in front of you. They serve it with onion and pepper.

-papa rellena: stuffed potato. Potato stuffed with grounded beef. It's very good, specially when it's warm.

-quail egg: never tried it, but seemed to be very popular and cheap


-fresh fruit: nothing is better than a refreshing slice of watermelon or pineapple. So tasty!

-cachanga: squash pasty deep fried. It's big and round... didn't try it but was popular among the locals.

-warm ice cream: usually it's cold here, so this "ice cream" is basically whipped egg white with sugar

Do not miss the chance to try some of the local street food, but be careful. Avoid the sauces like mayonnaise - don't trust the storage conditions and prefer the cooked things. If you find a papa rellena, try it!
fruit stands
chicharron (fried pork) and toaste…
does anyone want some pork?
stuffed potato
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