Peru: Amazonian Fruit Drinks

Alejandro is a California-based Peruvian Chef who describes his various blogs as “a bridge between California, Peru, the world, myself, they are my prism.” He recently returned to Peru, where he was able to visit the northeastern Amazon region for the first time and captures some pictures of local street food for his mouth-watering Peru Food weblog.

peru drinks

This guy is selling icy cold tropical fruit drinks, perfect for the hot and humid Amazonian climate. The pink drink is made from a local fruit, camu camu, (Myrciaria dubia) and is delicious and refreshing. The yellow drink is made from the fruit of the aguaje palm, known in English as the Moriche palm (Mauritia flexuosa). I loved the tangy flavor of camu camu and had it in different ways: as a cold drink, as an ice cream, and as a sorbet.

Make sure not to miss the photos and descriptions of juanes, yucca chips, and aguajes.

5 comments

  • Thanks for the write up, but one tiny correction: I’m not a chef, just a ever-hungry Peruvian food blogger! I’m going to be posting many more photos about what I have dubbed my Peru Food 2006 Tour in the coming weeks. ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

    Alejandro

  • […] 原文链接:Peru: Amazonian Fruit Drinks作者:David Sasaki翻译:PipperL校对:Portnoy […]

  • Camu Camu es excelente, pero nunca pude con la aguajina. Refrescos de Guayaba Brasilera, Uvos y otros son muy buenos también.

    Por si les interesa hace años puse unos posts al respecto acá:

    http://www.arellano.bloxus.com/historias/7497

    Translation by David Sasaki

    Camu Camu is excellent, but I never could [appreciate] la aguajina. Drinks of Brazilian Guava, Mombins, and others are also very good.

    For those who are interested, years ago I put up a few posts about them here:

    http://www.arellano.bloxus.com/historias/7497

  • Gisella

    Camu Camu is a great fruit you can even use it as replacement of lemon, if anyone is interested in buying or starting a business with Camu Camu, please contact me. I have plans to start exporting it very soon as juice or powder. Please feel free to send me suggestions or comments!
    Gisella

  • sama

    i need food and drink info in burkino faso for school.

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