Anticucho, which in Quechua language means cut stew meat, is a popular street food in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. It’s a sort of BBQ marinated meat, accompanied with roast potatoes and a type of peanut sauce(I realy LOVE this sauce). The most common one, as shown in the picture above, is made of beef heart (anticuchos de corazón).
It’s a very local food, every one in the street knows it. I often just ask people in the street for it when I travel to a new city in the region, and they would mostly laugh and then show me the way. In Lima center I tried Anticucho made of Intestine and in Copacabana, Titicaca lake I tried the ones made of beef stomach. Actually once in Palermo, Sicily I also had similar night Intestine BBQ.
I feel quite satisfied every time, as it sort of remind me of my hometown in China, when I was a teenager, I went out sometimes in the summer with my friends, we can sit for hours next to the food stalls, talking and enjoying the BBQed everything(vegetables, meat, fish, tofu……so many kind of them, if you ever go to China, don’t miss it!)
Local lady making anticucho in La Paz,