The jungle region of Peru is home to a rich culinary tradition, but the local food is still not as widely recognized as dishes from other parts of the country. Amazonia provides a vast array of interesting ingredients, beginning with tropical fruits like carambola (starfruit), camu camu, and banana. You'll also find fresh river fish like paiche and sabalo alongside other exotic meats like cecina, lizard, and turtle.
Iquitos is the largest Amazonian city, and Al Frio y Al Fuego is one of its best new restaurants. Come try the Patarashca (traditional fish dish) and some chonta salad with barbecued cecina.