Tuesday, February 16, 2010


As I wrote in my last post, my stomach wasn't in top form yesterday so eating non-standard food wasn't at the top of my list. So, what did I end up doing? Going for cebiche!!!

If you don't already know, cebiche (or ceviche) reminds me of something like a fruit salad but made with raw seafood. Lima is known for this dish so the opportunity to eat excellent cebiche out weighed my desire to eat only white rice.

I was at a local travel agency trying to book a side trip and asked for a recommendation. One of the employees practically fell over herself with excitement as she made a recommendation for a nearby place. I walked the two blocks to the nondescript building and went inside. It had a definitely locals-only feel to it but I seemed to be welcome.

After ordering, a giant plate of fresh cebiche came out and I stared to dig in. Wow! It was amazing. The seafood tasted great and the dish had a light-spicy flavor that made it even better. As a bonus, the cebiche had sea urchin on top, which is one of my favorites!

Yes, my stomach was turning as I ate but it was totally worth it and I'd do it again in a second. Yum............

Well, on second thought, the photo doesn't really make it look appetizing. You'll have to take my word for it.

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