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Peruvian food: Pulpo anticuchero

Peruvian food: Pulpo anticuchero

Peru is one of the countries in South America that is well-known for its delicious gastronomy, resulting in it being a foodie destination.

Due to its location, with Amazon rainforest, Coast, and highlands, Peru has a wide range of resources that are at the base of their recipes.


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In this article, we want to discuss a tasty Peruvian dish, pulpo anticuchero.

What is pulpo anticuchero

This dish that has grilled octopus at the base is very famous in the Peruvian Coastal region.


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How its made

There are some variations to the recipe for this dish, and you can always give it your unique twist. We will share one of the best recipes we found online to help you have a similar experience with this dish at home.


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What it tastes like

The texture of the octopus is predominant in this dish, so if you like octopus, you are in for a treat! Most recipes will include aji panca sauce to give it some additional flavor.



How and where to eat pulpo anticuchero

Whether you visit Peru or a restaurant offering Peruvian food, you will probably be able to find pulpo anticuchero.

The octopus is served with choclo, potatoes, and panca sauce.

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Other dishes you may want to taste while you visit Peru are the causa rellena, or causa acevichada, chicha morada, aji de gallina, and for dessert order some suspiro limeno. 

Where to go

Here are insider tips on what to do in Lima, you can also visit Machu Picchu, top hikes, Iquitos, the island of the UrosTaquile Island, and the top restaurants in the gastronomical capital Lima. Or you may also enjoy a road trip from Machala to Tumbes. 

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Peruvian food: Pulpo anticuchero

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