The most popular local food of Lima is Lomo Saltado, a Peruvian dish that combines elements of Chinese and Peruvian cuisine. It’s a stir-fried beef combined with vegetables, special seasoning and sauces, fries and rice.
Another meal you definitely shouldn’t miss when in Lima is Ceviche. Ceviche consists of fresh raw fish or seafood, typically marinated in lime or bitter orange juice and is mixed with onions, chili peppers and cilantro. Maybe not everyones meal, but we found it really ‘yummy’.
For drinks, we will really miss the Pisco Sour. Pisco Sour is a famous cocktail made of Pisco, a national liquor, lime juice, simple syrup and egg white. It tastes similar but still distinctably different to a Whiskey Sour or Margarita.
Definitely try out Inca Kola, the often called ‘golden cola of Peru’. It’s a bright yellow and fruity soda that is extremely popular throughout the country. By any means, it’s definitely not a usual Coke and most Europeans would say it tastes like an overly artificial and sweet drink. We still loved it so much we drank it almost every day, until we found out that it contains a good amount of caffeine.