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Peruvian Chicha de Jora

Chicha de Jora

Beer like drink from the Andes (alcoholic)

Chicha de Jora, not to be confounded with Chicha Morada, is an alcoholic beverage from the Andes region, which already was prepared and drunken by the Incas. Chicha is traditionally obtained by the fermentation of specific maize, the jora.

It's beer-like, has a pale yellowish color and a slightly sour taste.

Note: the word "chicha" is used in the Andes for almost any homemade fermented drink. While it's commonly associated with maize, other grains or fruits can be used.

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    Luke M · 09/12/2021
    Do you know where I can find chicha de jora in Lima?
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      • LimaEasy
      · 09/12/2021
      @Luke M
      Hello Luke,

      If you are looking for Chicha de Jora for drinking your best chances to find it is in  restaurants specialized in Andean food or the ones in the outskirts offering Pachamanca, on food markets (the one they sell at the market in San Juan de Miraflores is great) or food fairs, from street vendors (a few years ago there was one at the Campo de Marte, not sure if he's still there; or around Mercado Central), on MercadoLibre. Additionally, Plaza Vea and Wong sell bottled Chicha de Jora for cooking.


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