Before arriving in Peru I read that as a vegetarian my dining options might be limited. I recall reading one blog that suggested I’d be limited to lettuce and french fries. That didn’t sound terrible, but I was hoping that more options would present themselves, and they did once I left Lima. In Lima, however, I did find it difficult to find enough really good vegetarian food to tide me over for my four-day stay. One thing I quickly learned was that the local Peruvian-Chinese hybrid known as chifa usually had more than one or two vegetarian dishes to choose from. This photo shows my first chifa meal: a ring of vegetable dishes, each in a different sauce, surrounding pineapple in sweet-and-sour (but mostly sweet!) sauce. It was served with a bowl of rice and a pisco sour in Lima’s adorable Chinatown district.