Cuy, The Other White Meat.

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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  2 comments for “Cuy, The Other White Meat.

  1. May 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Oh my gosh! Your face looked like I thought the cuy would taste. That’s worse than being served huge prawns intact.

  2. Emmie
    May 24, 2012 at 5:16 am

    I will not show Chuy you eating cuy.

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