Inka Kola is the Peruvian national soft drink. The brand is licensed by Coca Cola, but the recipe itself was concocted in 1935 by a British immigrant. The sweet flavor comes from lemon verbena (herba luisa), which is said to taste somewhat like bubblegum.
In a twist of cultural blending, Inca Kola has replaced tea as the standard pairing drink for Peruvian-influenced Chinese food, called "chifa." Visit the famous Wa Lok restaurant in Lima's Chinatown to indulge in a unique meal of chifa and Inka Kola. Don't miss the wonton appetizer, the fried rice, the tipakai chicken, and the crisantemo fish. Make sure that you order enough plates to share!