Cuy!!!!! Eating Guinea Pig in Peru

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.

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About Chloe254

Québécoise à peu près trentenaire qui fait de son mieux pour vivre bilingue, a Brooklyn et ailleurs. Si les bars a vins acceptaient les enfants et les chiens, et si mon chien savait se comporter en public, le monde serait parfait.


  1. The cuy I tried was served on a bed of fries like I was at Denny’s or something. Your plate looks a lot more gourmet. Delicious.

    You guys are going to love, Machu Picchu by the way. That place is incredible. I’m happy you’re there!

    1. Steve! Thanks for your comment, we did not know any of the Grafys were reading us! French fries do seem to be a recurring theme here… Macchu Pichu was great, we’ll try to tell you more about it soon.

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