So my brother in-law Scott decided to order guinea pig / cuy for dinner tonight, and Sarah and I decided that we would be really brave and try it (even though I have previously made statements to the contrary!) I like to think of myself as adventurous and stuff, but this was a bit of a stretch for me. So although not all of these pictures are flattering, I give you our Peruvian experience eating cuy, in photos.
Scott’s friend arrived at the table with a pepper in its mouth….
Scott is very excited about his dinner!
In fact, I think he loves it…..
The waiter chopped it into pieces for us,
Sarah took a brave bite (I am afraid her verdict wasn’t very good!)
Scott however dug in like a champion!
After Sarah’s reaction I was a little hesitant,
And after eating it I was a LOT hesitant.
Sarah and me high-fiving with cuy feet, gross!
Paul was our old pro at this, as he had eaten cuy before.
Although I suspect it isn’t his first choice!
Seriously, this thing had teeth and everything!
And some sort of skin condition, actually I’m not entirely sure how we managed to take a bite, although Scott ate almost the whole thing!
Although we did find out what happened to Peter Pettigrew………..
I’m pretty sure cuy must be a bit of an acquired taste, and it did not taste like chicken as I thought it would!
We are off to hike the Inca Trail tomorrow, so this will be the last of us that you hear until we get back!
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