What it is: Fried guinea pig. Yeah, but hear us out.
What's the deal: A traditional Andean dish from the highlands, cuy resembles the taste of rabbit. Guinea pigs would be (and still are) raised in the huts of the Peruvian Andes, with some growing exponentially large, making them a great source of lean, healthy protein.
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