b Happy Sumo Food Journal: December 2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006

TASAICO - Arequipa, Peru

This bakery was on the same street as our "hotel" (I use that term loosely). I'm not sure what this place is called, but that's the name on the banner hanging across the entrance. The address is 126 Calle Puente Bolognesi, just west of the Plaza de Armas. They served mostly pastries, but also had a light menu.

Although the pastries looked good, typically in South America, I've found that they are not as moist compared to the U.S. I don't think it's due to freshness, I think it's because they don't use as much fat (or sugar) in their baking.

Instead, because I was still hungry, I got two hot dogs. They were one sol each, or about $0.30, what a country! They came dressed with ketchup, mayo?! and french-fried potato strips?!?! I don't know how much of that hot dog was meat, and how much was lips, lungs, snouts and rectums, but the price was right!

Overall rating - 2.5 sumos