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Peruvian Cooking Class Including Local Market Tour and Exotic Fruit Tasting

  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Peruvian Cooking Class Including Local Market Tour and Exotic Fruit Tasting
From USD 85.00
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Cooking Class: Departs at 8:30am to 8:45am
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Cooking Class: Departs at 1:30pm
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Get hands-on experience preparing some of Peru’s most iconic dishes and shopping at a local market during this 4-hour Lima cooking class. First stop by the market to pick out fresh meat and produce, discovering the incredible diversity of ingredients in Peruvian cuisine. Then head to the kitchen choosing to prepare a choice of fish, chicken, beef or vegetarian dish like ‘Ceviche’ or ‘Lomo Saltado,’ learning the necessary steps in fun, relaxed atmosphere. Your cooking excursion also includes round-trip hotel transport (for most areas of Lima), professional chef instructor, snacks and either lunch or dinner.
What to Expect
Peruvian food is growing in popularity, and this is your chance to see what makes it so special. After hotel pickup, you will enjoy a visit to a market and a cooking class perfect to introduce you to the best dishes in Peruvian cuisine. You will be in a relaxed atmosphere with no dull demos and a great hands-on approach. You will first head to the local market to experience the authentic atmosphere where the main ingredients for the food you'll cook are sold. To cook, you will use ceramic pots the same as the ancestors did so you keep all the flavors as natural and authentic as possible. You can choose to cook one of these dishes:
As a starter, you will cook our Peruvian National dish called "Ceviche" the most popular dish among Peruvians. It is made of small size pieces of fish marinated raw in fresh aromatic lime juice tender onions, boiled sweet potatoes mixed with or without Andean hot chilis. Then, the main dish is "Sudado de Pescado" which is steamed Fish with red onions and fresh herbs; cooked with yellow half spicy sauce.

As starter, you will learn to prepare the two most Typical Peruvian sauces: Papas a la Huancaina (Huancayo-style potatoes) which comes from the middle of the Andes of Peru and Ocopa sauce which is from the south of the Andes near Cusco. Both starters consist of a creamy slightly spicy sauce made with the freshest aromatic herbs from the mountains and other fresh local chili with cheese sauceboth served with native organic sliced boiled potatoes. The main course is "Aji de Pollo" which in English means chili chicken and consists of thin strips of chicken served with a creamy yellow and spicy sauce, made with ají amarillo (yellow chilis), cheese, milk, cronchi bread.

For starter you will make the delicious "Causa Limeña" Mashed organic yellow potatoes seasoned with lime and aji (hot pepper), and filled with fresh seasonal local veggies (it is less than half spicy). "Lomo saltado" which is beef tenderloin slices, sauteed with onions, tomatoes, aji (hot peppers), and more spices. It is served with French fries and rice.

For starter, you will also make "Solterito” which in English means “Single men” and it has green peas, faba beans, Quinua! and olive oil. The main course is “Pimento Relleno” which is a stuffed capsicum, filled up with fresh vegetables and organic herbs from the north of the country.
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Reviews (82)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Peruvian Cooking Class

Enjoyed our cooking class with Chef David and new Chef Lucy. Food was incredibly tasty, we learned a lot, and had fun with the guide, John.

Thank creek222
DanielaLobrano, Front Office Manager at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Customer Our staff had a really good time with you! Thank you very much for your kind review as it's helping us to keep working very hard to give memorable experiences to all our tourists! Take care and be always happy :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Learn how to make delicious Peruvian food

I signed up for this tour via Airbnb Experiences, not knowing quite what to expect beyond learning how to make ceviche. By a stroke of luck, I was the only person on the tour, so I had a lot of attention and was able to...More

Thank firebringr
DanielaLobrano, Front Office Manager at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer, We are very happy that you have enjoyed the best of Lima with our company, thanks for your visit and your excellent review. We are always very excited to be able to make our customers taste the best of our cuisine! it is...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile
Peruvian warm welcome

The reviews are all consistently excellent for this cooking experience and for good reason. Max and David were my guide and my chef. They made the market come alive, they were a lot of fun, and we had a great time. Remember, do not eat...More

Thank dougm478
DanielaLobrano, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Dear customer: We are so happy to read comments like this. Thank you for choosing Haku Tours as your host in this trip. We expect to see you soon! Kind regards

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile
Fun cooking class with a tol-class tour agency

Had an awesome time on the Peruvian cooking class + market tour. Small group tour so there was an intimate friendly vibe to the whole occasion. Our guide Jonathon was very friendly and helpful showing us round the market, answering our questions, and just making...More

Thank Callan B
DanielaLobrano, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Dear costumer. We're glad to read something like this. Thank you for taking the time to write about how much you enjoyed your tour.We're always happy of showing our city and culture. We'll be waiting if you decide to come back and visit us again!...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Festival of flavours

I enjoyed a lot this experience, strolling around market place in Lima along with the excellent service of Lucas the tour guide who was charming with us. Love this travel company run by a really conscious professional person in tourism who loves country and welcoming...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Silvana V
DanielaLobrano, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018
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Hola Silvana! Gracias por tu comentario tan generoso. Aquel fue un día de mucha diversión y aprendizaje. Cebiche y Lomo...More

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Frank F
22 October 2018|
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Response from LAMinDallas | Reviewed this property |
The cooking class was in the Miraflores area. I am not familiar with the bus schedule/cost. Once you book the tour I would recommend contacting the tour company directly to find out the best transportation route.
Ellie M
5 April 2018|
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Response from charles g | Reviewed this property |
not really, the pisco sour is the only vegetarian vegan item they teach