That’s it, we ate it! We had our first guinea pig (cuy) in Peru last week. Not to sound cliché or anything but it tastes just like chicken. Very rich dark chicken meat. Quite good, actually. The skin is very crispy and, for the record, it is not hairy.
What makes cuy a bit weird, however, is that it is served whole, with head, ears, nails and everything else on. We were sharing and I am keeping these little parts for next time but D did have the ear, a tiny, chewy bit which tasted like sow’s ear (although he’s never had sow’s ear).
Currently available in a peruvian grocery store near you.