Remember back in February when I went to M Raw with my friend Traze? She’d broken up with her boyfriend and had decided to go travelling the world for five months…after an epic adventure visiting Mexico, Thailand, USA, Australia and Cuba she’s back!
As Traze lives in Bristol we don’t get to see each other that often and as a fellow foodie, reunions always involves lots of food and bubbles! Jess makes up the third member of our trio and though she lives in London we don’t see each other that often either so we were so excited for lunch to catch up.
Several options were mulled over but we settled on Peruvian restaurant, Senor Ceviche in Kingly Court, a place that I’d wanted to try for ages.
I immediately loved the interior with it’s bright flashy graffiti walls, coloured light bulbs hanging from the ceiling and pretty tiles, the idea is to bring a little slice of downtown Lima to Soho.
The menu is inspired by the chef’s travels around Peru and working in one of Lima’s top ceviche restaurants. The menu showcases all the Peruvian flavours and techniques that I’ve fallen in love with. It’s pretty much all small plates intended for sharing and we started off with tempura squid, cod, prawns with jalapeno mayo. The batter was crisp, light and not greasy and it was accompanied with red onion and chilli, such delicious big flavours.
The signature senor ceviche made with sea bream and octopus, with aji amarillo tiger’s milk, sweet potato puree, avocado and tempura baby squid. It was beautifully prepared and Senor Ceviche use only the freshest fish.
Literally the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had, perfectly crisp and crunchy. We loved them so much that we had to order another bowl. But a great thing about this place is the balance between healthy and more naughty food, two bowls of fries didn’t seem so bad when accompanied by light and fresh ceviches.
Anticucho de pollo or grilled chicken skewers with aji amarillo and huacatay (Peruvian black mint) sauce and coriander yogurt. The chicken was juicy and tender and the accompanying sauce was zesty – a far cry from your standard boring chicken dish.
Salmon tiradito with Tiger’s Milk, pomegranate, purple shiso and salmon scratchings.