Peruvian food has become one of the trending cuisines to try at the moment. I am not only passionate about fashion but I also consider myself a foodie so I was very excited to try peruvian food. I chose Ceviche restaurant in Soho. Named after a traditional Peru dish, Cevishe offers a very relaxed, intimate and quite quirky atmosphere.We started off with Bravazo Crisps, Yucas (fried cassava with Huancaína) and famous Pisco Sour cocktails (a clear grape bandy, mixed with syrup, lime juice, bitters and egg white).
Ceviche (citrus cured fish) is one of Peruvian cusine’s must-try. We chose Don Ceviche (large chunks of meaty sea bass with a still-raw centre surrounded by amarillo chilli ‘tiger’s milk’ (the ceviche marinade) and scattered with slivers of chilli, raw red onion and fresh coriander, with soft diced sweet potato providing textural contrast) and Sakura Maru (a Japanese-influenced tiradito style of sliced salmon in Nikkei tiger’s milk, boldly made with satsumas, mirin, soy sauce and chilli).
I’ve never had ceviche before and I was totally wowed by flavours – citrus bitterness combined with sweetness. You are not supposed to but I ate it with Brazavo Crisps, I enjoyed that extra sweetness.
But there’s was more than ceviche, menu offered terrific chargrilled meat and fish skewers. We ordered another traditional dish – Lomo Saltado (beef fillet, sliced, flame cooked with red onions, tomatoes and proper chips), grilled chicken skewers, sardines and savory cake (sorry I don’t remember the name).
The food was delicious, fresh and tangy which created an a fiesta of intense flavours. It was dinnes tapas style which gave us a chance to try out many different dishes. My favourite was Don Ceviche and cocktails so I would definitely come back to the bar but not for the dinner. As a new experience it was great, however I think it’s overpriced for the tiny portions they serve. This is the only reason I wouldn’t have dinner there again.