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African food

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:10 am
by TMda
So guys, Ive been in Lima for almost a week now and I am falling in love with it (very slowly :D) but I miss my Nigerian food (Im from London but Im from a Nigerian household) :( So, do any of you guys know whether I could buy the following food stuffs in Lima?
Grounded Cassava
Yams (not sweet potato but brown yams)
Grounded yam
Okra
Pumpkin seeds
Black eyed beans (or peas im not too sure)
Plantain
I'll probably think of more
If any of you know whether and where I could get these things that would be great.
Thanks!

Re: African food

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:36 pm
by vallepm
Hey! I just got here three months ago and falling in love with it pretty slowly too haha. My fiance has been living here for quite a while so he could probably be good help finding that stuff. Get in touch with us and maybe we can hang out.

Take care!

Re: African food

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:10 pm
by goalie3443
TMda wrote:So guys, Ive been in Lima for almost a week now and I am falling in love with it (very slowly :D) but I miss my Nigerian food (Im from London but Im from a Nigerian household) :( So, do any of you guys know whether I could buy the following food stuffs in Lima?
Grounded Cassava
Yams (not sweet potato but brown yams)
Grounded yam
Okra
Pumpkin seeds
Black eyed beans (or peas im not too sure)
Plantain
I'll probably think of more
If any of you know whether and where I could get these things that would be great.
Thanks!


Go to a real market ie mercado they dont have wongs except in the rich parts of town and even then only certain people go there. I usually buy 90% of our things in the markets I think you will have trouble with cassava and pumkin seeds the rest especially plantains should be easy. Good Luck

Re: African food

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:16 pm
by minos
Regards

Yams (ñame)

Here in Peru is called "Sacha papa" or wild potato (papa silvestre) and there millennia, and is the delight of the jungle, also use it to prepare liquor "masato" there are varieties, but the main ones are the white and purple

In Lima are all safe are in the vegetable markets

As for the Okra, here in Peru we call "algalia", "yerba de culebra", "ají turco", quimbombó"(there's even a salsa song called so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vVODtyTMwg), "Bolondrón", or "ñaju" and taken as emollient. You should also search the large markets of Lima or ask those who sell emollients in lima, where they buy it.

pumpkin seeds (semillas de calabaza) the give away, no commercial value so that you can get free vegetable market. Go to any market and the will or any plant nursery ("vivero").

black beans (frijol negro) know enough, there's even a recipe for black beans to the Peruvian. Also go to a market to get them.

As Cassava (Yuca) is quintessential food in Peru, take care to get them fresh,here are prepared in a variety of dishes and also as garnish(cebiche) and we put a pinch of salt for flavor, but in the jungle eat them insipid and also make them liquor.

Re: African food

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:58 pm
by LiveInPeru
Black eyed peas are known as frijoles castilla, and are sold in all the markets and supermarkets.

Re: African food

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:58 am
by TMda
Hi, guys, thanks for the replies, I'm so sorry I've been offline for quite some time :S
Thanks so much :)))))