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Manca Chicharro, new meals pattern within the Sacred Valley of the Incas


On the route from Cusco to Urubamba, additionally recognized the path to the Sacred Valley, there are stunning landscapes and scrumptious delicacies.

The views in direction of the fields of inexperienced crops in the course of the wet and yellow in the course of the dry durations distinction with the sunsets filled with yellow and pink colours as if the earth and the sky danced amongst themselves for his or her spectators who’re the immense mountains painted in white. For many years they’ve witnessed adjustments of the earth in addition to of its folks.

This route not solely gives stunning views but in addition locations to know, for instance, Chinchero is with its Inca temples in addition to its textile facilities—the place they educate us the spinning course of and likewise the coloring in a pure method—or Maras, Moray and the mines of salt.

However one thing very peculiar just lately appeared due to the inflow of individuals to all these locations the place there are nonetheless not sufficient vacationer eating places to supply consolation or service for diners or that present the great thing about the place with creativity and the revaluation of historical traditions to locals and guests who can eat and benefit from the surroundings on the similar time.

Patricia and her traditional food stand in Chinchero (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)
Patricia and her conventional meals stand in Chinchero (Picture: Walter Coraza Morveli)

Alongside the route and predominant street from Chinchero to Maras there are indicators that say: “manca chicharro”. Subsequent to them you see a small blue or black out of doors tent. Once you go to these stands you’ll all the time see the smiling girls inviting you to take a seat down. They’ve on colourful clothes and their peculiar hats. They’re by the aspect of a Fogón or small Andean wooden range. You additionally see the Tumi the place they promote the yellow Chicha or the well-known pink Strawberry chicha. That’s the place you surprise what the manca chicharro is? Not even 10 seconds cross and you discover the reply. It’s a dish made with pork cooked in a clay pot.

Manca Chicharro in the menu list
Manca Chicharro within the menu listing and the great thing about Chinchero (Picture: Walter Coraza Morveli)

What makes this mancachicharro totally different from the well-known chicharron (additionally very consumed in locations like Saylla or Poroy in Cusco) mancachicharro is as its correct identify means manca = clay pot and chicharro = fried pork. Then we should always perceive that It’s fried pork made in a clay pot, simply because it was cooked in historical occasions the place clay pots have been used to cook dinner within the wooden range.

The manca chicharro has a particular taste since it’s seasoned with the Salt of Maras that offers it a deeper taste. The meat is comfortable since when cooked in a clay pot it’s first cooked earlier than acquiring the fry of the chicharrón. It’s a dish price recommending to everybody.

This scrumptious dish is served along with native potatoes, onion salad, mint accompanied by mote (that’s cooked corn), rocoto relleno and the inevitable spicy sauce “uchukuta”

Frutillada, the main drink of Chinchero (Walter Coraza Morveli)
Frutillada, the principle drink of Chinchero (Walter Coraza Morveli)

In case you have the chance to go to this path to the Sacred Valley don’t forget to make a cease to strive the scrumptious strawberry chicha or plain chicha in case you are thirsty or if hungry style the well-known mancachicharro the place the women of the place like Patricia will likely be very happy to serve you. On the finish, don’t forget to order your glass of anisette glass “to kill the piglet,” a well-known phrase on this a part of Peru meaning “to lose fats”.

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