does pachamanca mean mouthfuls and fistfuls of greasy meat?

Pachamanca literally means earth (pacha) pot (manca) in Quechua. Indigenous Andean people in Peru have been speaking Quechua before Incan times, so this is defs the old skool way to eat in Huancayo.

For the umpteenth time, Neto and Eli take us to dinner—this time at Doña Teofila’s. I’m totes fine about using my hands( which is no big deal coming from Southeast Asia). But I decide not to eat the lamb, because it looks green and scary. Davidson says its “gamey”. I liked the chicken, pork, beans and potatoes. Did I mention everything was cooked in hot stones underground? By this point, I really don’t think I can have a bad meal in Peru.



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2 thoughts on “does pachamanca mean mouthfuls and fistfuls of greasy meat?

  1. are those beans in pods? they cook them whole? interesting.
    and are those tamales you’ve got there too? how were they?
    the green meat looks interesting. it could have been cooked in a green sauce? maybe not. looks delish overall.

    • yes, beans cooked whole. they were yumzo. the meat was well-seasoned. have no idea what they used. everything in peru is super fresh.

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