fried cassava or yuquitas

12:49 Pinky Orange 0 Comments

Know by Peruvians as "Yuquitas" they are a very delicious snack made of flour, anise, water, sugar, oil and baking powder (This is according to Lyn Lyn's yuquitas recipe).
The real recipe is actually a secret held by Mrs. Segundina Dávalos, who told in an interview by Comercio (peruvian newspaper) that it was her father in law, Dionisio Ramírez, who discover this recipe 65 years ago when he was trying to cook butter donuts.
Although her snacks are very famous and some companies have offered her money to buy the recipe and sell overseas, she says this is a family business and will remain like that. 

Their store is located at Palermo market in La Victoria , the business is open from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday and every yuquita cost S/.0.20 soles.

 Her Yuquitas are fabulous! My girlfriend's father bought us last week a bag of them and it was like a special kind of bread...actually I don't know how to describe it, you have to try it. It has a taste of cassava with anise that melt in your mouth, also you can find the popular yuquitas on the street carts where sellers offer them at the cost of  S/.0.50 or S/.1.00 sol.

They are all around Lima, and also you can find these food carts at Kennedy Park in Miraflores.
So next time you're hungry and are looking for a snack, and you see one of them ... check in your pocket for S/.1.00 and buy one! You wont regret it! 

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