There’s always a debate going on between my two friends, Daniel and Pablo when it comes to ceviche. Daniel is from Mexico and he claims Mexican ceviche is the best. Pablo is from Peru and he claims Peruvian ceviche is the best.
I’ve tried both and think it’s a toss up. Two things missing in Peruvian ceviche is tomatoes and avocado but I find it lighter and tastier. I like how the fish is cooked in lime juice and seasoned with sea salt. Red onion slices and corn husks are served on a Peruvian ceviche instead of a slice of avocado.
Where can you order this delicious appetizer? Try the Inti Restaurant in the NE behind the Husky station on the corner of 32nd Avenue and Barlow Trail. Head east on 32nd Avenue then turn right on 26th Street after passing Barlow Trail. The restaurant is to your left and there’s plenty of parking in the mall.
Aside from the delicious ceviche, you might find the menu is a little small for a Peruvian restaurant. There’s only a few entrees to choose from. We chose the Escabeche de Pollo and Lomo Saltado. Both entrees came with a scoop of white rice. My escabeche was delicious but was a little small for my appetite. (We ended up eating at Fat Kee next door to satisfy our hunger before heading home.) Inti has both drinks that are traditional Peruvian, the chicha morada and Inca. The chicha morada is made of purple corn and is homemade. Inca is a popular soft drink that tastes like cream soda but is golden in colour.