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.

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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.


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