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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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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.
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free snacks included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
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Reviewed yesterday
Highly recommend this tour

I really enjoyed this tour. It was organized and the guides were great. Our primary guide was Nathaly. We were late to the class and the other guides went out of their way to get us where we needed to be. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank LAMinDallas
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great fun on this cooking tours

There were 6 of us ladies and we had a blast with guide Jon Paul on this cooking class tour. We starting by going to a local market in a working-class neighborhood. Jon Paul took us through the alleyways to find the ingredients needed for...More

Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed 2 days ago
Perfect Foodie Morning

The glowing reviews do not do justice to this terrific experience. We were guided through a really "local" market by a professional chef and tour director (also very knowledgeable), then driven to a spotless kitchen/dining room where we tourists took part in meal prep and...More

Thank MaryEllenStamford
Reviewed 1 week ago
Haku Tours staff made this an AMAZING part of our trip!

Our helpful guide Jonathan and the driver picked up the three of us at our designated pickup place -- which office staff had no problem re-arranging upon our request-- in a large, comfortable van. We then picked up the fourth participant and met up with...More

Thank FarAway793168
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A wonderful day

My 15-year old daughter and I had a wonderful time choosing the recipes, shopping in the market, and then cooking with Jhonny and David. We were tired out from touring and this was just the relaxation we needed. Jhonny and David were informative about Peru...More

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DanielaLobrano, Public Relations Manager at Haku Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Sarah, We are so happy that you enjoyed the Cooking Class Tour. Thank you very much for sharing your pleasant experience with everyone. We appreciate your visit and we hope to see you soon! Warm Regards.

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not really, the pisco sour is the only vegetarian vegan item they teach
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