Friday, May 09, 2008

For the Adventurous Eater: Cuy

(Photo by Madelaine Adelaide)

I've always heard that cuy is delicious. The national dish of Ecuador, it's been eaten by the people of the Andes for more than 4000 years. But I NEVER expected to find out that it's sold in restaurants right here in New York.

That's because cuy tends to freak out Americans (and Swedes and Australians). Odds are, it will freak you out, too. But here at Ananka's Diary, we are citizens of the world, right? We're open to new cultures, new flavors, new experiences, right?

Well keep your mind open while you read this!

PS: In case you don't get it, this is one of those links that may not be for everyone.

PSS: It's not dog.


Anonymous um...nellie said...

*first comment* Um...yum?

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Ms. Bookworm said...

Oh, eh... I wouldn't be able to eat a guinea pig EVER! (I have had three myself) But, well, if they like it you can't stop em, right?

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Kiel said...

We eat those in the Philippines aswell. but remember, they also eat dog and pig blood. yum..?

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Foofoo said...

oh... wow.

i wanted t have a guinea pig as a pet before... and what! they taste like chicken.......

11:17 AM  
Blogger FN da World Dictator said...

Oh ewwwwww........I wouldn't want to eat Super Guinea!!!! But he left anyways, WHY!!!!! T_T

11:23 AM  
Anonymous E-star said...

I where in Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos islands last summer (the most amazing trip, the best month of my life, easely!) and I should have tried it, but I'm a vegetarien, so I couldn't imagine that. But I shouldn't be afraid off it just becaouse it's guinea pig. I mean, it's just like any other animal.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Girlskickbutt!!! said...

Why does everyone say every kind of white meat tastes like chicken!?!?!?

sorry it just irks me

7:50 PM  
Anonymous ss chick said...


yes, i do think thats kinda gross. but hey, if anyones willing to eat it, congrats to you, im not as brave as you.

hehe..... yeah.

im sleeping now. =.=

8:27 PM  
Blogger Random Irregular said...

How can something so cute be made into food?(oh, i forgot, people do that to chickens, lambs and cows...)

2:41 AM  
Anonymous SAMEANANYMOUS said...


11:55 AM  
Anonymous 6yearsoldandcute said...

that is so weird, but a like the

picture.why did they do that?does any buty know?

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Sekrit7 said...

Ugh, gross.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Hehe, poor guinea pigs.... O.e Oh yeah! Thanks for reminding me Kiel (about the pig blood thing XD)! I heard a story:
A father brought his son and a friend to a restaurant. And the father pointed at some sorta steak-like food that was placed on ice and said "Hey son! I want you to try that, it really good. It's Chocolate Meat!" And the father's friend asked the kid's father what the "Chocolate Meat" was, and the father said it was pork meat cooked in blood.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My gosh that is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen is it a painting what is it called it is so gourgeous

4:59 AM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

I suppose it's not really different than eating things like chickens (of which I am a big fan) or squirrel. BTW, I do have a friend who has eaten squirrel.

3:59 PM  

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