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Lima - Ocean goodies :  “Sudado” and “Causa of tuna”  cooking class

Ocean goodies : “Sudado” and “Causa of tuna” cooking class

(37 reviews)
Vanessa’s Home, Lima, Peru
45 mins

About the tour

Limenians love sea food, we are blessed by the Humboldt current and the over 700 kinds of fishes we get from it, thats why fish is so affordable for locals and is for many a primary meal. How lucky, right? Over thousands of years coastal Peruvians have developed different cooking techniques and styles to enjoy our sea products. Would you lime to learn some trick the cook like a local? In today’s class we will teach you 2 very local recipes easy to make and delicious. We will learn also the history behind these dishes and products we will be using. See you soon! Note: these are not vegetarian recipes , the for sensitive people about animal products we advise seeing the list of ingredients before joining. Thanks so much For 2 servings CAUSA OF TUNA 5 boiled potatoes mushed 2 Peruvian yellow chilies (as an alternative you can use habanero chili, or scotch bonnet chili, other alternative is the pre-made yellow chili paste you can buy at Hispanic bodegas) 2 key Limes Salt to the taste 1 tuna can (or sardines , or anchovies if you wish) 1 Avocado Mayonnaise 1 boiled hard egg 2 Black Olive Oil SUDADO 1/2 kg of fish (tuna, albacore, bonito, mackerel, Pacific sierra) 1 spoon of Garlic paste 100 gr of tomato paste 1 spoon of Paprika powder 2 tomatoes 1 yellow Peruvian chili (as an alternative you can use habanero chili, or scotch bonnet chili) 1 onion 1 glass of dry red wine 2 yellow peruvian chilis to make paste of or 2 table spoon chili paste you can buy at hispanic bodegas 1 boiled yucca or 2 boiled potatoes 1 key lime or regular lime Cilantro Ginger Salt and pepper to the taste 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 book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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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

Wendy From Canada ..

01 April 2021

had another wonderful cooking class provided by Vanessa, we followed along and a little after the class we made the Causa of tuna. We were so excited to taste it that we had forgotten to take a photo. Oh well just going to have to make another one LOL Thanks Vanessa and of course thank your husband the chef as well

Fawn M.

01 April 2021

You & Marek did a great job!!

Sam S.

01 April 2021

Venessa is simply the best. I love her and Marek because they bring wonderful energy, warmth and fun to their tours. They explain everything well and more importantly, Venessa always present something about the Peruvian culture, which is very interesting to me. So it’s not just about cooking. Although I don’t cook, I enjoy theses cooking sessions with them because of the explanation about their culture. ❤️🌺

Lorna C.

31 March 2021

This girl is always so well prepared, and Marek such a good cook that nothing ever goes wrong. . They engage so well with us too, and laugh with us a lot. I really enjoy their tours, and feel rested afterwards, as long as I do not cook with them at the same time.

Susana E.

31 March 2021

Very lively presentation of a couple of typical Peruvian dishes.

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