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Hi everyone! This is the blog section of the Consulate General of Peru. Scroll down for stories about our experiences at some of the venues featured on this website and foodie articles on the Australian media. 

New Food store in Newtown: Mistura Latin Quarter

June 2022

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New food store in Newtown

Inner city dwellers and Peruvian food lovers will rejoice as a new food store is now open on King Street. Specialising in Latin American products, Mistura Latin Quarter offers a wide range of Peruvian food products, from ingredients to prepare traditional Peruvian dishes, to popular Peruvian sweet treats like Turron de Doña Pepa. They take online orders and offer delivery as well! 

A few weeks ago Peruvian Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Vitaliano Gallardo (pictured above, left) payed a visit to Latin Quarter and left with an excellent impression. 

We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the entrepreneurial spirit of Peruvians when venturing to start an SME, particularly the Peruvian family-owned businesses in Australia, which have with much effort managed to overcome the global pandemic and other challenges  the rest of Australian businesses also face.

Visit the Food Store section for more grocery shops in Australia.

Warike's new venue at Surry Hills

April 2022

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Peru Eats in Sydney: WARIKE - Peruvian Restaurant

Warike started as a pop-up just two years ago. Following their great success, the have just opened their own restaurant at a new venue. Owned by Luis Guzmán, Warike is highly recommended: perfect location in Surry Hills, ample space and natural lighting, sublime dishes with a sophisticated presentation and authentic Peruvian flavour.

We ordered all the tapas-style entrées like the classic ceviche and the tuna sashimi.

For dessert the sigh of Lucuma (Suspiro a la Limeña) is an unmissable treat!

Big round of applause and congratulations for the head chef Hector Chunga.

Foodies of NSW, Warike will quickly become your new fave go-to.

More info about  Warike here.

Peruvian cuisine on SBS

July 2021

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Peru's marvellous cuisine is featured on SBS! In a July article titled "Peru's ultra-fusion cuisine is waiting in the wings, and you ought to try it",  Hugh Piper and José Alkon, two Peruvian-Australian chefs in Sydney share their views on Peruvian food and talk about the importance of migration in Peru's unique and fascinating culinary offer. "Latin America's culinary powerhouse has all the ingredients to be the next cuisine to take Australian tastebuds — so what's it all about?"

To read the complete article click here.

Callao by Yuriko Sung

April 2021

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Last Saturday we tried Yuriko Sung's Callao catering and we can tell you it did not disappoint!

For an autumn soirée in Sydney, we were delighted by the set menu that included causa with crispy prawns and huancaína sauce, mushroom ceviche, tiradito (sashimi style slices of fish marinated in a chili-citrus sauce) and ají de gallina (Peruvian chicken stew in a yellow pepper sauce) ). For dessert, we had suspiro a la limeña (Dulce de Leche and liqueur meringue). Absolutely delicious. If you are thinking of inviting some friends or family over for dinner and want to dazzle them, Yuriko is the one to call.

Visit to Warike

December 2020

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Our Consul-General Ms Eliana Beraun payed a visit to pop-up restaurant Warike in Surry Hills. Every Sunday Luis Guzman and Chef Yuriko offer a traditional Peruvian menu.

We tasted yuquitas (fried cassava), a classic cebiche and Lomo Saltado. Food pairing?

Pisco Sour and Chilcano, of course!

Nikkei's venue is only a stone's throw from Central Station. Luis has plans to turn Warike into a permanent restaurant, so stay tuned for more.

Visit to Pepito's

29 November 2020

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Consul-General Eliana Beraun showed up at Pepito's to try the tapas-style taberna. Here, you can expect to find a reinterpretation of some of the Peruvian street-food classics: Leche de Tigre, Anticuchos (ox heart skewers, but at Pepito's you can also find the vegan version of it), Papa a la Huancaina and more!

If you've ever been in Lima, Peru, you'll find Pepito's atmosphere similar to that of the cool bohemian neighbourhood of Barranco. 

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