The World’s Largest Papa a la Huancaina

by admin on November 3, 2009

Peru is already in the Guinness Book of World Records for Most Diverse Cuisine, but the city of Huancayo, where the dish was created, hosted an event on Sunday to break the record for the world’s largest serving of Papa a la Huancaina. This dish is one of the most popular on Peruvian menus around the world, with boiled potatoes smothered in a creamy sauce made with Peruvian yellow hot pepper and cheese. 12,000 plates of these Peruvian potatoes were served on a very long table installed on a city street in Huancayo. In 2008, 8,000 servings were made, so the record was broken. The event organizer, Ruben Cardenas, was quoted as saying, “Our goal is to further promote Papa a la Huancaina as one of the Peruvian cuisine‘s main dishes.”