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Peruvian delicacy – Deep fried guinea pig

As gruesome as it sounds, it is actually very tasty.

The meat is pink and very soft.

This particular one was marinated with herbs so it has extra flavour, especially the skin.

Our tour guide said the best part is the head.

I tried it, not too bad at all.

Peruvians only eat this for celebrations but tourists can have it any time!

***Photo by journeyexplorer

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  1. October 25, 2012 at 9:52 am

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. October 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Was the best part really the head?

    • October 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      It was just very crunchy, I preferred the meat! 🙂

      • October 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm

        I did not have the opportunity to ea it when I was in Peru. Must have been out of season.

      • October 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm

        haha really?!?! I even saw some running around the house when we went to a local village to visit an old couple…

  3. October 31, 2012 at 3:55 am

    It must be a cultural thing, but I prefer no exposed cranial appendage when I chargrill a beastie. I did once have igauna- no head attached- and it was delicious.

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