When there is one really amazing dish in Southamerica it’s ceviche. It’s something special. Something you can’t get at every corner, not even in food paradise Berlin. For those who don’t know what it is, it’s raw seafood in kind of a lime sauce with onions, coriander and crunchy corn. A cold dish. As I wrote, it’s a bit special. People love it or hate it.
Whereas Peru is known as the motherland of ceviche, I had my first ceviche in Bolivia. I didn’t eat it that much in Peru funnily. Too cold in the south and too expensive in Lima. I actually ate it at the northern coast only. Furthermore the locals eat it for lunch. It’s hard to get a ceviche for dinner.
Back at the coast I’m happy to enjoy good seafood again. Whenever I get the chance for fresh and cheap seafood, I usually go for it. So did I today. My first shrimp ceviche. Outstanding. Just a little gourmet portion, but so so good. A tropical version of a ceviche, shrimps with mango. If you ever get the chance to try it, do it. You won’t regret it.