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Easy Peruvian Cuisine: Tallarin Saltado – Stir-Fried Noodles

Tallarín Saltado is a Peruvian stir-fry dish that uses local South American ingredients combined with Asian influences. It’s a typical fusion food taking the best of Peruvian food and, in this case, Chinese food, or "Chifa". Tallarín (pronounced Tay-areen) Saltado is one recipe that shows how the cultures that came together in Peru ingeniously mixed their cuisines to arrive at a dish that is greater than the sum of its parts. The Chinese exported noodles first to other Asian countries and then immigrants brought their signature ingredients to Peru. This is how Peruvian stir-fried noodles were created.

Tallarin Saltado
Source: El Peruanito

Now here's how to make it yourself:


• 1 tbsp Cooking oil

• ½ lb Chicken Breast or Beef

• ½ Red Onion cut into slices, layers separated

• 1 Red Sweet Pepper cut lengthwise

• 4 Spring Onions

• 1 Tomato sliced, seeds removed

• ½ tsp Black pepper

• ½ tsp Salt

• 1 tsp Ginger chopped or minced

• 1 tbsp Soy sauce

• 10.5 oz Spaghetti boiled, drained and washed with cold water


  1. Turn on medium-high heat. Place a pan or a wok and add oil.

  2. Once heated, add your choice of meat and cook for 5 minutes

  3. Add the red onion, and the spring onions (just the whites, cut lengthwise). Cook for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the tomatoes and stir. Season with black pepper and salt. Stir again and cook for 5 more minutes.

  5. Now add soy sauce and ginger. Stir and cook 5 more minutes.

  6. Add spring onions, the greens (chopped). Stir and serve!

Source: Eat Peru

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