The Ica region is characterized by its marine fauna, its vineyards and its pre-Inca culture, but its cuisine is also one of the richest in Peru. Here we tell you 5 typical dishes of this beautiful region.
Peruvian gastronomy has no limits in flavor and charm. Each region of Peru has its own and shows it to the world with pride. For example, Ica where we have rich seafood dishes, concentrated stews that are classics of Creole food, traditional desserts and much more. Here are 5 typical and representative dishes of Ica gastronomy.
Sopa Seca – (Dry soup)
Delicious wherever you see it! The Sopa Seca is a delicious noodles soup seasoned with achiote, basil, tomato, parsley, red pepper and some condiments. It is usually accompanied with chicken but it can also vary with chicken or pork. It is usually served with a filling dish called Carapulcra that is also traditional in this area of Peru.
A tasty stew that comes from the colonial era and is one of the oldest mestizo dishes in Peru. Among its ingredients we find papa seca (dehydrated potatoes), ground peanuts, ají panca, pork and more. This stew is the faithful companion of the Sopa Seca, both make an already classic and inseparable combination of Creole food.
Chupe de Pallares Verdes – (Green Lima Beans Soup)
The green Lima Beans are legumes of great nutritional value and that make the perfect ingredient for a good chupe iqueño dish prepared with milk, cheese and a dressing made from onion and garlic.
Frejol Colado – (Strained Beans)
This dessert is originally from Cañete and Chincha. It is prepared with cooked and blended black beans adding chancaca, milk, sugar and cloves. The interesting is that the flavor of the black beans is not noticed in the final result because of the sweet flavor of the other ingredients and the smooth texture of the mixture.
In Chincha, the Chapanas are quite a popular dessert. Its origin dates back several centuries, to pre-Columbian times, since ingredients such as yucca, chancaca and corn husk are used in its preparation in which the sweet is wrapped, all ingredients from ancient Peru and which until now are the perfect mix to create this wonder of Peruvian gastronomy.
Did you fancy any of these dishes? Do not hesitate to try them on your next visit to Ica.