Foods of the World: Picarones with Chancaca Syrup
What are picarones with chancaca syrup you may ask? Technically, they are sweet potato doughnut with molasses syrup. But in reality, they are the most delicious finger licking doughnut type of food you can find in Peru. These were deep-fried from a cart by the stadium in Aguas Calientes, near Machu Picchu.
Gourmet Travel Bite Photo
There are two things you will not see on this photo of the Picarones:
- how fast they traveled from the deep-frier to my stomach, and,
- how big of a smile they put on my face.
Culinary Travel Price
These picarones set me back a full 2.50 peruvian soles. That’s not quite a full dollar of deep-fried happiness right there. Think. Just think about it and let me know in the comments how you could better spend ONE dollar?
Gourmet Tour Outpost: Street Vendor
A street vendor by the stadium