The Peruvian

Days are long at the moment. Life feels busy with less time for the simple joys: a sipped martini, a beautifully crafted coronation chicken roll, the list goes on.

Stall

In one such time compressed moment, as I walked between Waverley and the Parliament, I found a chance to savour a new delight at the Food n Flea market.

For those who haven’t visited yet, this is a market from the team behind The Pitt and features a regular cycle of very good quality traders.

Menu board

With regulars Rost, Barnacles n Bones and Knight’s Kitchen doing a steady trade my eye was caught by a new trader, The Peruvian. Not only was the stall new to me, the food culture of Peru is not one with which I am very familiar.

Accordingly, I asked advice from the friendly stallholder. He pointed me in the direction of the lomo saltado (£7). This brought together stir-fried marinated steak with tomatoes and onions. It came with both chips and rice.

Dish

It proved enjoyable eating with the beef suitably tender and the strips of tomato particularly good. I liked it.

So overall, I was glad to stumble upon The Peruvian in my minute of need. It served me a hearty feed with a good bit of character. I’d recommend it to you and look forward to visiting again.

Written by BKR