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Comida chifa is a Peruvian phenomenon caused by the mass immigration of Chinese to the country during the early 20th century. It refers to a fusion cuisine created when the Chinese came to adapt their recipes to Peruvian ingredients and styles – a combination that was warmly welcomed by the native community. Indeed, Lima now has over 6,000 chifa restaurants, ranging from the humblest shack to the most upmarket of restaurants. Most Chinese dishes have a chifa equivalent, but here's one of our favourites: a starter of marinated beef skewers.

  • Prep: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Cook: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Recipe serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1kg Beef, chopped into 2cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, finely chopped
  • Canned pineapple
  • 1 Pepper, cut into 2cm squares

Instructions

  1. Mix the sugar, lemon juice, soy sauce, oil, ginger and garlic in a mixing bowl before adding the meat, allowing it to marinate in the mixture for up to 3 hours.
  2. Fry the marinated meat over a high heat until almost done to your liking.
  3. Remove from heat and skewer the meat pieces, alternated with pineapple and pepper, on kebab sticks.
  4. Bake in the oven for ten minutes or until the pepper softens and the pineapple begins to brown

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  • Millie Davies
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Sophie Barber
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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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