Cuy is a eaten by Peruvians on special occasions, like when the entire family gets together. As travelers, we’ve read about it from Lonely Planet or something like that. After a quick discussion, we decided to try Cuy on our last night in Huancayo with the other volunteers (so it wouldn’t be wasted if we were grossed out). I thought I could do it, but almost cried when the sizzling platter came out. I could barely taste the tiny morsel I tried. On a side note, I had no problem eating a whole fish that was similarly splayed out on a platter with its head on.