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El Perol - Homestyle Peruvian in the Mission

kare_raisu | Jul 16, 200708:40 PM    

I had lunch here last friday. I ordered the Ecabeche de Pescado which was a fried fish filet garnished with aji slice, translucent fried red onions, qurtered H-boil egg, and a peruvian olive (similar to Kalamata) in a vinegar based sauce.

This was served with rice and beans and If that wasnt enough - I was given a small bollilo which I have read is very traditional to peruvian meals.

Rice- AWESOME steamed white rice - much more similar to japanese rice than to anything I have sampled origin L. Am.

Beans- boring pintos (should have taken salad option)

Fish- Really nice dish but one major fault - was that the flesh had stiffened a bit which is an effect vinegar has on the filets over time- so it may have sat for a while (however, the orignal point of escabeches as I have read were the qualities of preservation).

Enjoyed the brightness of the achiote tinged vinager sauce and sweet red onions.

There is quite a menu to explore.

Oh and homemade chicha morada- nice, not too sweet at all.

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