FoodFriday: Soup a la minuta in Peru

Welcome to YQtravelling’s FoodFriday. The day of the week when I show off some of the lovely eats I had while travelling.

Today we’re having “sopa a la minuta” which translates to “soup in minutes” (I think).

I love soups a lot. (OK, probably not as much as Jodi who is a “soup expert“.) I prefer scalding hot soups to cold soups as I love how the hot liquid reminds me that I’m alive and slurping soup.

While in Peru, I had the chance to have soups. I featured seafood soups a few months ago.

Most of the soups I had were “sopa a la minuta” which I think means soup that is so easy to make, it only takes minutes.

Sopa a la minuta feels like Chinese ABC soup but with noodles. It just confuses me as the normal “soups” I have do not have noodle in them or else they would be called noodle soup.

This dish is usually found as part of a tourist set menu, sort of an appetizer before your main dish.

Check out the different sopa a la minuta I had:

Not quite sure where I had this sopa a la minuta.
Not quite sure where I had this sopa a la minuta.
Sopa a la minuta served at a rustic roast chicken shop.
Sopa a la minuta served at a rustic roast chicken shop.
Sopa a la minuta from a tourist restaurant. There is more pasta than soup. Sheesh.
Sopa a la minuta from a tourist restaurant. There is more pasta than soup. Sheesh.
A hearty sopa a la minuta in Nasca.
A hearty sopa a la minuta in Nasca.
Sopa a la minuta from a tourist restaurant in Cusco.
Sopa a la minuta from a tourist restaurant in Cusco.

Now all together:

sopa a la minuta in peru

Have you tried sopa a la minuta? Did you like it?

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Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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