Drinking Mice

When I first arrived in Peru, a Dutch girl staying in the same hostel told me that I must try a local drink 'made from mice. It's delicious.' I try be adventurous with food when travelling, but I'm not a foodie and I'm generally pretty fussy. I think I could manage eating guinea pig, which is a local delicacy, but the thought of drinking something from an animal was gross. Is it from drained blood? Or do they grind the meat up? Today, our guide on the Inca Trail offered us 'chicha', a local drink that was quite tasty. When I asked what made it yellow, I was told it was the maize (corn), and finally understood my mistake in translation.

By |December 29th, 2000|Categories: Peru|1 Comment