Does the north really have the best ceviche?

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Does the north really have the best ceviche?

Postby miaperu » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:40 pm

I was amazed to be told that ceviche is an English word derived from"see the beach?" I must say I have eaten some excellent cebiches in Chiclayo and Sullana, and pretty good in Lima. The worst must be in Tarapoto!


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Re: Does the north really have the best ceviche?

Postby panman » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:59 am

Without wasting my time doing any research, my initial reaction is that someone is taking the ceviche.
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Re: Does the north really have the best ceviche?

Postby tupacperu » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:12 am

There are different cebiche recipes for various regions. Cebiche Norteno is the Northern style.
While I prefer Cebiche in Chiclayo, the best I have tasted in Lima, Cebicheria Luz in Mercado Magdelena
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Re: Does the north really have the best ceviche?

Postby tupacperu » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:14 am

miaperu wrote:I was amazed to be told that ceviche is an English word derived from"see the beach?" I must say I have eaten some excellent cebiches in Chiclayo and Sullana, and pretty good in Lima. The worst must be in Tarapoto!



LOL - See the Beach? are your sure? That sounds real English to me. Better: MiralaPlaya, Verlaplaya lol

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1950–55; < American Spanish (Peru, Ecuador, etc.) cebiche, ceviche, seviche, said to be derivative of Spanish cebo fodder, fish pieces used for bait < Latin cibus food
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Re: Does the north really have the best ceviche?

Postby chi chi » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:21 am

miaperu wrote:I was amazed to be told that ceviche is an English word derived from"see the beach?" I must say I have eaten some excellent cebiches in Chiclayo and Sullana, and pretty good in Lima. The worst must be in Tarapoto!


Sounds that you have never been to Tarapoto.
You should pay a visit to Cebicheria Limon & Aji. One of the best Cebicherias in Peru.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnggMktPN8k
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Re: Does the north really have the best ceviche?

Postby captcosmic » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:17 pm

tupacperu wrote:
miaperu wrote:I was amazed to be told that ceviche is an English word derived from"see the beach?" I must say I have eaten some excellent cebiches in Chiclayo and Sullana, and pretty good in Lima. The worst must be in Tarapoto!



LOL - See the Beach? are your sure? That sounds real English to me. Better: MiralaPlaya, Verlaplaya lol

Origin:
1950–55; < American Spanish (Peru, Ecuador, etc.) cebiche, ceviche, seviche, said to be derivative of Spanish cebo fodder, fish pieces used for bait < Latin cibus food



From Wikipedia. I tend to think it is the Quechua word.. :) Like "charqui!"

The origin of the name of the dish is also disputed. One hypothesis suggests the common Spanish word for the dish, cebiche, has its origin in the Latin word cibus,[2] which translates to English as "food for men and animals."[17] Another hypothesis, supported by the Royal Spanish Academy, is the name might derive from the Spanish-Arabic word assukkabáǧ, which itself derives from the Arabic word sakbāj (سكباج meaning: meat cooked in vinegar).[6][18] Further hypotheses base the origin of the term on escabeche, Spanish for pickle, or it is simply a variation of the word siwichi, the traditional Quechua name for the dish.[11]
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Re: Does the north really have the best ceviche?

Postby captcosmic » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:42 pm

Oh and by the way, the best ceviche comes from my wife's kitchen! :lol:
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Re: Does the north really have the best ceviche?

Postby teamoperu » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:48 pm

chi chi wrote:
miaperu wrote:I was amazed to be told that ceviche is an English word derived from"see the beach?" I must say I have eaten some excellent cebiches in Chiclayo and Sullana, and pretty good in Lima. The worst must be in Tarapoto!


Sounds that you have never been to Tarapoto.
You should pay a visit to Cebicheria Limon & Aji. One of the best Cebicherias in Peru.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnggMktPN8k


The promotional video was notable: 3 things to note (for fun)
1. They show a tilapia cebiche – most would agree not the best to use, not even close to mero. The best cervicheria in Peru would not use tilapia. (Note, I quite like fresh tilapia).
2. The anfitrionas were hiding out in the shade, not surprising for hot hot hot Tarpoto
3. One of them had her shirt on backwards, only in Tarapoto you say (joke)
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Re: Does the north really have the best ceviche?

Postby miaperu » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:09 pm

chi chi wrote:
miaperu wrote:I was amazed to be told that ceviche is an English word derived from"see the beach?" I must say I have eaten some excellent cebiches in Chiclayo and Sullana, and pretty good in Lima. The worst must be in Tarapoto!


Sounds that you have never been to Tarapoto.
You should pay a visit to Cebicheria Limon & Aji. One of the best Cebicherias in Peru.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnggMktPN8k

chichi. I must say i was in tarapoto for only 4 days and ate ceviche just off the plz de armas made with telapia and fresh water crab. It was milky... with plenty of ajino moto added. Really not the best though the place was popular. However the coffee at the corner cafe is the best ive had in peru or s america!!!
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Re: Does the north really have the best ceviche?

Postby Lloyd007 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:20 am

The best ceviche I had up north was in Huanchaco. Excellent. A creamy red ''ahi'' sauce and a decent portion. Very good!

The worst I had in Lima was at the Caplina Cevicheria, very close to La Mar, a very upscale restaurant and a price of S/.44 per ceviche. Small portion, poor quality, not what you'd expect for nearly S/. 50 each! Nothing special about the food. We won't be going back. I had better ceviche's at menu places. Very disappointed.
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Re: Does the north really have the best ceviche?

Postby crazytacoperu.com » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:55 pm

My favorite was made from trout in the mountains near Huancayo. The meat was pinkish-orange, and was incredible. The Mantaro Valley.
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