Waste not want not. In South America nothing gets wasted, especially if we’re talking about meat, as there are tons of soups, stews and other dishes that use EVERY part of the animal (eyes and brains included). If you’re an adventurous eater then South America is the place for you because there are many regional delicacies that go beyond nose-to-tail. Check out these 5 bizarre foods you can try while traveling through South America:
Served throughout the Andes Mountains but particularly popular in Peru, Cuy are guinea pigs specifically raised for eating (in case you were worried about it being someone’s pet before making it to your plate). You’ll have to get past the fact that they’re served whole with the head and feet still intact because this is almost always how they come. The most common preparation method is fried and the taste is kind of like greasier chicken.