First a snack and then open market adventure :)

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the way to eat a Salteña
Christian has been living in Lima for about 6 weeks, but there were 2 things he was still missing and we'd take care about them right now.

1.- Finding Salteñas: They are similar to the empanadas, but the bread is sweet. The empanadas are common in the whole continent, but Salteñas are from Bolivia and I haven't seen them here YET. We tried them in a supermarket. They were good but not as good as in Bolivia. Well, I remembered once I was driving and saw a small place with the Bolivian flag and it said Salteñas on the wall, so there we went. It was in another area of Lima, but we had to try them, hahaha. The place was small and cozy. Christian taught me the way to eat the Salteñas. They are juicy inside and if you want just bite them, you will need a bib, hahah.
nice pineapple!
You have to open a whole with the spoon, eat the juicy and spicy stuffing and finally the bread. Other way might be bite a corner and suck the interior, but usually it's hot and spicy. So, I did it the spoon way. And Christian's veredict... Very good!!! - although they weren't as good in Bolivia, but very close, hehehe. It was worth the drive ;)

2.- Open Market: Christian was wondering if there was any open market in Lima. He hasn't seen anyone. Well, maybe because he was in the wrong area. Anyway, after our delicious snack/lunch I suggested him to go to one of my favorite open markets in the city. I used to live near it and know that, hahaha. Don't need to ask it twice and we were already in our way to the market. After parking we started our tour around the market. Magdalena market is big and it used to be a bit chaotic, but right now it's so organized.
they don't know what will happen later...
Even have lights with timers, hahaha. But it still has its charm. Christian loved the fact this place was just about locals. There you can find almost everything local fruits, veggies, meat, next to clothing, small restaurants, etc. But what caught our attention were the market stalls with meat. I saw beef heart, a whole one... I have only seen it cut in pieces... then a big tongue, some feet and tripes... Then I turned and saw the cutest guinea pigs... And the seller told me: "Miss, we have them ready to cook!" I turned the corner and saw one of the most disgusting stuff: dead guinea pigs all open... but I couldn't help to take some pictures, hahaha. The sellers and owners were happy I was taking pics, hahaha. As if I were a reporter...

After walking around there for a while we drove back to Miraflores area, time to chill out...
yadilitta says:
:)
Posted on: May 10, 2009
aotw says:
Nice blog. Very informative about local food ;)
Posted on: May 10, 2009
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the way to eat a Salteña
the way to eat a Salteña
nice pineapple!
nice pineapple!
they dont know what will happen l…
they don't know what will happen …
famous Salteña
famous Salteña
thats a big heart...
that's a big heart...
poor little thing...
poor little thing...
ready for the bbq
ready for the bbq
Lima Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Tasty Bolivian Pastries in Lima - La Salteñita
This is a small chain with 2 locations in Lima, 1 in Arequipa and another one in Cusco. Is a small restaurant, more like a snack bar. You notice, they… read entire review
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