Lima - Asian influences: “Lomo saltado” and “Tiradito” cooking class

Asian influences: “Lomo saltado” and “Tiradito” cooking class

(77 reviews)
Lima, Lima, Peru
45 mins

About the tour

Did you know that the success of the Peruvian cuisine is based in the fusión and the integrations of many cultures? For about 500 years we’ve seen mass immigrations to Perú , that have made us the culturally rich country we are. In today’s cooking class we will talk about two of the most famous immigrations, the Chinese and the Japanese, and will celebrate together their influences in the local cuisine with these 2 dishes, and learn many stories behind them. Let’s start! Note: these are not vegetarian recipes , for sensitive people about animal products we advise seeing the list of ingredients before joining. Thanks so much For 2 servings Lomo Saltado 250 gr of beef loin 3 white potatoes 2 red onions 2 tomatoes 1 table spoon of garlic paste 2 spring onions Soy sauce 1 Peruvian yellow chili (as an alternative you can use habanero chili, or scotch bonnet chili) A hand full Parsley Cumin, pepper , salt to the taste In Perú we serve it with boiled white rice (optional) Tiradito 250 gr fresh ocean white fish filets (corvina, sole fish, maji maji, flounder , would work) avoid river fish , no dark skin fish. (If you don’t find fresh make sure of defrosting it for the class) 2 sweet potatoes boiled 6 Peruvian yellow chilies (as an alternative you can use habanero chili, or scotch bonnet chili. 6 key limes (or Brazilian limes or alike) 1 boiled corn 6 ice cubes Salt Cooking oil Tip: buy disposable gloves or save a small plastic bag to protect your hands while deseeding the chili. Disclaimer: Allergens not provided

Meet your local guide


Vanessa is a native from Lima, Perú. An archaeologist wanna-be and momma to three, she is always on a never ending search for the best ceviche in town! Vanessa is an official tour guide and has been an ambassador of her city since 2006 with such a passion for history that she married an archeologist. After spending almost 14 years solely in the travel and tourism space, she decided to reinvent the tour guide wheel and go “virtual” with you! While Lima can sometimes be misunderstood by many for its chaos and busyness, it woos you with its incredible cuisine, warm people and stunning archaeological sites. In her tours, you might catch a spectacular sunset in the ocean while seeing surfers waiting for the last waves before going home, spot an ancient archaeological site, or explore amazing Peruvian dishes at some of the city’s popular restaurants. “My biggest interest lies in being an interpreter of my culture and an ambassador of my country to others visiting Peru. I learned many years ago that travelers see the country they visit through the eyes of their tour guide, and to me, that is a powerful reason to give my 100% each time and to love my job,” she says passionately. Join Vanessa on a tour as she takes you to her favorite places in Lima. You won't find a more passionate and enthusiastic guide.

Vanessa has been guiding since Jan 2006

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Lima with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Lima. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Mary Anne T.

26 March 2021

This was wonderful. It was so lovely to meet her family and the history she shared I had never known that and cooking lesson as well. I will be making the beef recipe. Thank you

MAlana R.

25 March 2021

Very interesting in what I heard I wasn't able to see what was going on so I logged out ..I also logged in late though

Jo F.

25 March 2021

Lovely relaxed family vibe tasty food. Little bit fast with a few extra ingredients that differed from the original ingredients list. Overall a nice knowledge filled new experience 🙂

Gill I.

25 March 2021

Thank you to both of you inviting us into your home for the cooking lesson. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Best wishes Gill I. From London.

jonathan s.

25 March 2021

excellent tour of her kitchen and her recipes and an added boost a stuff octopus and her children brought this well rounded thanks and will be booking more tours

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