We would like to educate our guests about Peru and its many fascinating native fruits and vegetables, as well as the dishes we offer in our restaurants. Although we do not currently have Cherimoya on the menu, it is an interesting Peruvian fruit. It is native to the Andean highlands of Peru, and has been enjoyed since Ancient times. Some people call it the custard apple, because it has a sweet consistency. Mark Twain once called it “the most delicious fruit known to men.” Cherimoyas are generally green in color and should be slightly soft to the touch when ripe, similar to an avocado. They are used in traditional Peruvian desserts such as Manjar de Chirimoya, a sweet cream mixed with chunks of this delicious fruit. If you have the pleasure of going to the beautiful country of Peru, try a Cherimoya along with other tasty Peruvian food!
August 31, 2009
August 30, 2009
Pollo Saltado is a great option for guests who enjoy chicken instead of beef. This variation of our famous Lomo Saltado includes tender pieces of chicken along with sauteed tomatoes and onions. At Fiesta Limena Peruvian restaurant, we even offer a version of this dish with shrimp or a mixture of seafood, so you can try a different one each time you visit us! It’s hard to say what part of these dishes is the best. Some people think it is the tomatoes and onions, which are lightly cooked to perfection. Others say it is the french fries and rice, which absorb the juices from the tender meat and seafood. Either way, these dishes are a favorite with our customers.
August 29, 2009
Did you know Fiesta Limena offers take-out? You can enjoy our authentic Peruvian food even when you’re in a rush, or just feel like staying in. Just give us a call, and we’ll have your order ready when you get here. All of your favorites are available for take-out, like Lomo Saltado, Milanesa de Pollo, and Papa a la Huancaina. We even throw in some of our famous Aji Sauce, so you can enjoy a full Fiesta meal at home, work, or wherever you need to go. So think of us the next time you’re looking to pick up dinner or lunch. We’re open 7 days a week, and we’re happy to put your order together. So give us a call or stop by for the best take-out in Norwalk!
August 28, 2009
Anticuchos are savory meat kebabs. The name comes from Quechua, the native language spoken in Peru. Anticucho is the Quechua word for “cut stew meat.” Any type of meat can be marinated in Peruvian spices and grilled on the kebabs. The most popular type of Peruvian Anticuchos are made with beef heart, which is very tender. Sometimes Anticuchos are served with boiled potato or corn on the end. In Peru, Anticuchos are often sold by vendors on street carts. Ask your server for the specials of the day – they just may include delicious Anticuchos. Try this dish if you’d like something different, or are just looking for some truly authentic Peruvian food.
August 27, 2009
We are now “tweeting” our daily specials for all three restaurants. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter – we’ll follow you too! We’ll tweet about Peruvian food, culture, and news, so stayed tuned. Our Twitter name is fiestaperufood.
August 26, 2009
Did you know that the first form of tomato, a small green fruit, originated in the highlands of Peru? Eventually, this variation expanded into about a dozen different varieties that are recognized today. The tomato is closely related to the potato and chili pepper, which also originated in Peru. Tomatoes are used in many ways in Peruvian food. You will find tomatoes in Parihuela, a popular seafood soup, and our famous Lomo Saltado, a beef stir fry.
August 25, 2009
Many of our customers return again and again for our Milanesa de Pollo, a lightly breaded, juicy chicken cutlet. Others love our Lomo Saltado with the delicious pepper steak strips. Why not combine the best of both by ordering Bistek a la Milanesa? It is a lightly breaded pepper steak served with rice and fries. Try it at our Norwalk restaurant.
August 24, 2009
The Chinese and Japanese immigrants that traveled to Peru in the 19th century brought the flavors of their food with them. The Asian influence in Peruvian food is one of the elements that makes it so interesting. Tallarines are a great option for people who love the classic Peruvian dish, Lomo Saltado. Lomo Saltado is served with white rice, but this similar dish is served with noodles. Although it looks like the Lo Mein it was inspired by, it has its own texture and distinct seasonings.
August 23, 2009
Bistek a la Placha is a Peruvian pepper steak. If you love Lomo Saltado like many of our guests, you’ll also enjoy a larger helping of this juicy steak. Our Bistek a la Plancha is also served with white rice and salad, to complete a perfect plate. This dish will make any steak lover a fan of Peruvian food!
August 22, 2009
What’s better than enjoying a mouthwatering appetizer while you wait for your main course? The next time you’re in the mood for a feast, try our Calamares Fritos, Peruvian calamari. Lightly battered and cooked to perfection, this calamari dish will tantalize your taste buds. At Fiesta Limena Peruvian restaurant, we serve authentic Peruvian food that is sure to please. Check out previous blog posts for more information on the different dishes we serve.