Posted on | June 20, 2010 | 8 Comments
Thursday was my birthday, and we had decided that we would go out this weekend to celebrate – completely forgetting that today was Father’s Day too! Although we’d originally talked about going to either Chili’s or to La Terraza in Callao, in the end we decided on something more low-key, fun and family friendly – and took off for Lurin to have chicharron at one of the chicharronerias campestres.
Chicharron is, simply put, fried pork. Pork rinds are one form of chicharron. Typically, it’s meat with a layer of fat and skin still attached, and it’s fried in it’s own fat or lard.
While chicharron can be served on its own, the traditional way to eat it in Lima is sandwich style, with thin sliced, fried yams and zarsa. (Sorry about the dates on the pics – the hubs has been messing with the camera again)
We had a lot of fun at the campstyle restaurant – they had a playground, pony rides, a small football field, and live music. There was also some livestock to look at; there was a cow, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and turkeys, but oddly enough, no pigs! I guess they were all being eaten.
We had a lot of fun – we ate until we were full, and ran around looking at stuff.
We had a really great time – it was good to have the whole family together doing something. I’ve been kind of bummed about Franco staying with his mom. And both boys fell asleep in the car on the ride home – it was just like back when they were little, sleeping on the bus and drooling on my shoulder.
I definitely recommend a trip out to Lurin for chicharron!
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