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Lurin for Fathers Day

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 Menu

Menu sign along the road to Lurin

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.

A plate of chicharron

Chicharron with bread, yam and yuca

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.


Turkey

This turkey was all puffed up and pretty, showing off for the lady turkey.

We had a lot of fun – we ate until we were full, and ran around looking at stuff.

family meal in the country

Here's the whole family eating chicharon

Johnny and Franco eating chicharron

Johnny and Franco

David having fun

David having a good time

Franco

Franco is looking so cute!

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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8 Responses to “Lurin for Fathers Day”

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  4. Kathleen O'Connor
    June 22nd, 2010 @ 16:50

    Happy belated birthday! I love, love, love yucca. It’s so much better than potato! Have you been to Segundo Muelle? We tried it in Quito and it was dee-lish.
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  5. Kelly
    June 24th, 2010 @ 11:41

    I like yuca too – I don’t cook it nearly enough, I tend to cook camote more often than anything else.

  6. Maria
    July 6th, 2010 @ 19:43

    Kelly, how lovely your Birthday and Father’s Day celebration.

    I know it meant a lot to you to have the boys (all your men) together.

    …and I love yuca and sweet potatoes. Yucca is the best, even when you have tummy problems. And my husband never had fried sweet potatoes until he met me.. :-)

  7. Kelly
    July 7th, 2010 @ 01:28

    It was very nice to have everyone here – might not be too much longer when we’ll have my little one back for good – fingers x’d!

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    July 6th, 2011 @ 18:45

    [...] traveling between the coastal beaches and Lima proper, tourists traditionally stop at the town of Lurin, where street vendors and restaurants there are famous for their  huge chicharrón sandwiches – [...]

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    I got tired of life happening while I made other plans, so I quit my job and came to Peru. I live here with my Peruvian husband, two sons, three dogs and various other family members, depending on the weather.


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