Get hands-on experience preparing some of Peru’s most iconic dishes and shopping at a local market during this 4-hour Lima cooking class. First stop by the market to pick out fresh meat and produce, discovering the incredible diversity of ingredients in Peruvian cuisine. Then head to the kitchen choosing to prepare a choice of fish, chicken, beef or vegetarian dish like ‘Ceviche’ or ‘Lomo Saltado,’ learning the necessary steps in fun, relaxed atmosphere. Your cooking excursion also includes round-trip hotel transport (for most areas of Lima), professional chef instructor, snacks and either lunch or dinner.
All necessary equipment included
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Free snacks included
Includes free admission to top local attractions
Vegetarian meal option available
Peruvian food is growing in popularity, and this is your chance to see what makes it so special. After hotel pickup, you will enjoy a visit to a market and a cooking class perfect to introduce you to the best dishes in Peruvian cuisine. You will be in a relaxed atmosphere with no dull demos and a great hands-on approach. You will first head to the local market to experience the authentic atmosphere where the main ingredients for the food you'll cook are sold. To cook, you will use ceramic pots the same as the ancestors did so you keep all the flavors as natural and authentic as possible. You can choose to cook one of these dishes:
As a starter, you will cook our Peruvian National dish called "Ceviche" the most popular dish among Peruvians. It is made of small size pieces of fish marinated raw in fresh aromatic lime juice tender onions, boiled sweet potatoes mixed with or without Andean hot chilis. Then, the main dish is "Sudado de Pescado" which is steamed Fish with red onions and fresh herbs; cooked with yellow half spicy sauce.
As starter, you will learn to prepare the two most Typical Peruvian sauces: Papas a la Huancaina (Huancayo-style potatoes) which comes from the middle of the Andes of Peru and Ocopa sauce which is from the south of the Andes near Cusco. Both starters consist of a creamy slightly spicy sauce made with the freshest aromatic herbs from the mountains and other fresh local chili with cheese sauceboth served with native organic sliced boiled potatoes. The main course is "Aji de Pollo" which in English means chili chicken and consists of thin strips of chicken served with a creamy yellow and spicy sauce, made with ají amarillo (yellow chilis), cheese, milk, cronchi bread.
For starter you will make the delicious "Causa Limeña" Mashed organic yellow potatoes seasoned with lime and aji (hot pepper), and filled with fresh seasonal local veggies (it is less than half spicy). "Lomo saltado" which is beef tenderloin slices, sauteed with onions, tomatoes, aji (hot peppers), and more spices. It is served with French fries and rice.
For starter, you will also make "Solterito” which in English means “Single men” and it has green peas, faba beans, Quinua! and olive oil. The main course is “Pimento Relleno” which is a stuffed capsicum, filled up with fresh vegetables and organic herbs from the north of the country.
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Fab experience, highly recommend!
We loved this walking tour. It felt special and intimate and into little markets that I probably would not have visited. I also appreciated how they broke out the food we were trying from the different regions. I'd highly recommend this! :)
Philip our guide and chef David were great. From hotel pickup and drop off to Shopping at the market and prepping and cooking a great meal, it was all very professional and well worth it!!
A perfect class with David and Alejandra. Well located, the kitchen is nice. We have learned more than cooking a ceviche and a pisco sour. It is a real opportunity to exchange about Peruvian food, the products and the way of life. In a very good mood !
The food & fruit on the market was already delightful. Tasting all these special fruits was even more special. Also the preparation of the ceviche and the aji de gallina was very educational.
One of the best. My parents are doing a world tour for their retirement and this is by far the greatest adventure we had together as a family. We love being traditional and and we love cooking. We loved the relaxed atmosphere with no dull demo's. It was such an hands on experience. It was an authentic Peruvian experience. The chef was very knowledgeable and the staff were all friendly. Highly recommended!
Highly recommended!! Friendly, warm & insightful!
I loved that there was an early class option. The chef David and the Guide Pamela were great. The Market tour was fun. Fruit was delicious. The class was organized and hands on! My class made ceviche and Lomo Salgado, both were delicious!
Learned a lot, shopping in the market a highlight also, two guides/chef were very nice and helpful, supportive, and educational.
Our guides were amazing! We loved the Market tour as well as the cooking class. The food was fantastic!
The cooking class with Haku tours was amazing. I was picked up at my hostel and we went to a beautiful market first where we were shown many fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and seafood. After, we went to prepare two traditional dishes which were very delicious. We also tastet different potatoes, peruvian fruit and snacks. The guide and the chef are to lovely and very friendly people and the atmosphere was super. We were only two guest which made the class very interesting and personal.
We really enjoyed the tour. Would recommend anyone who is interested in learning about Peruvian food and culture, definitely check it out .
The whole thing was very informative and it was great to hear about the history and cultural significance of what we were making.
The food was out of this world! I was blown away by the Pisco.
Food was yum