May 25, 2024


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Ceviche the national dish of Peru

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Ceviche the national dish of Peru

After spending over two weeks in Peru, there are so many stories to tell. We all know nasi lemak is the national dish of Malaysia and what is the national fish of Peru? It is Ceviche. Ceviche is a popular dish in many Latin American countries, particularly in Peru.

What is Ceviche?

Ceviche is typically made with fresh raw fish or seafood, which is marinated in citrus juice (usually lime or lemon). This gives it a fresh and tangy taste that is very appealing.


The taste of the ceviche is very acidic but you get to taste the freshness of the fish. It usually comes with the sliced red onion as well as corn. It taste like sashimi with citrus. The Peruvian corn is huge but it is not as sweet as our usual sweet corn.

Ceviche is a healthy dish, as it is low in fat and high in protein. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, iron, and calcium. That is one of the main reasons it is a very nutritious dish.

Peru is blessed with many fresh seafood and making Ceviche is simple too. Hence, it is the national dish of Peru.

 Ceviche can be made with a variety of seafood, including fish, shrimp, squid, octopus, and scallops, as well as different types of vegetables and fruits in other Latin American countries.

Overall, the combination of freshness, health benefits, versatility, and cultural significance make ceviche a popular and national dish of Peru.

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During our trip to Peru, we had Ceviche and many other interesting dishes. We will share more once we head back to Malaysia as we are still traveling in Europe. Thank you to our Peruvian family for bringing us to try Ceviche and traveling around Peru. Gracias!

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