Arequipe can be translated as dulce de leche or caramel.

I came to know this word when I was traveling through a nearby city. I was hungry and cranky, and all I wanted was a chicken parm sandwich. Of course, there was nothing of the sort nearby. In fact, there were only vendors selling sweet things around me. Due to the lack of options, I begrudgingly walked up to a little old lady selling arequipe. She pulled our a large, paper-thin sheet of wafer cookie and smeared on a healthy portion of arequipe and whipped cream. As soon as I took the first bite of this, I was in heaven. While it didn’t fully satisfy my hunger, it did make be a bit less cranky.

See a picture of the snack here:


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