Sunday, 16 October 2011

Peruvian Fusion at La Mar, Lima, Peru











For fantastic Peruvian food with flair, go to La Mar. We shared several tasting plates consisting of Peruvian staples; ceviche and causa or mashed potatoes. Ceviche (raw fish) reminds me of yum (thai salad) in that its fresh and cooked in lime juices. Lovely and refreshing. Causa, made here in small servings as each was made from different kinds of potatoes mixed with various Peruvian chillis. Served cold like a rounded potato salad. If you didn't know, Potatoes originate from Peru! Amazing. I love the giant corn you find here. Complimentary were the fried yuca, banana or plantain and potato chips; and fried, salted corn kernels served with Aji (yellow mustard colour) and Rocotto(red) chilli's and Huacatay - (green) which is a Andean herb mixed with Aji chilli. It's flavour is reminiscent to coriander/cilantro. We also had fried calamari, grilled octopus and nikei tuna. 

La Mar
Av La Mar No 770, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Tel: 511 421 3365 


7 comments:

  1. Miss E. You are making me nostalgic for all things Peruvian. Wish there were some restaurants like that in this side of the world. :-)

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  2. Peruvian food is the tastiest in all of South America!

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  3. Giant corn sounds juicy and delicious!

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  4. Plantain chips!

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  5. the food is so colorful

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