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Amazing Peruvian in Van Nuys

The "doughnuts" are called Picarones, and they come with Chancaca syrup.

Jun 16, 2008
huancaina in Los Angeles Area

Grass-fed Beef in Los Angeles/Silverlake/Echo Park area?

I am trying to find WHERE to buy grass-fed beef at any supermarket, Trader Joe's, Gelson's, Whole Foods around this Los Angeles Area. Or even Hollywood, Los Feliz, Glendale?

I could even find it at my local Wild Oats when I lived in Miami, and Florida is not widely known for its organic, grass fed, free range habits....

Anyone have any advice for me?

Thanks and be healthy :)

Jun 16, 2008
huancaina in Los Angeles Area

Amazing Peruvian in Van Nuys

Finally, since moving to LA in March, I found a GOOD Peruvian Restaurant. Only tried los Balcones in Hwood and Playa Blanca in El Segundo so far... but this was definitely the best, and not pricey. It feels like "at home" peruvian food. The ceviche was perfect, not to cooked and not too raw, good flavor, spicy and had Peruvian Corn and Maiz Chulpe ( the "popcorn"). The Huancaina sauce was perfect — probably made from scratch with frozen aji amarillo - not the one that comes in a jar and has preservatives, sugar and who knows what else...

Papa rellena was good, causa could have been imporved with some avocado and corn. Great Chicha Morada and Jugo de Maracuya (Passion Fruit Juice) - and VERY TASTY Anticuchos de Corazon (Heart Skewers) with authentic Aji Panca seasioning.

Will definitely come back, never go back to Los Balcones for sure....

Jun 09, 2008
huancaina in Los Angeles Area

Pure Peru, and Sort of Pure Peru

Finally, since moving to LA in March, I found a GOOD Peruvian Restaurant. Only tried los Balcones in Hwood and Playa Blanca in El Segundo so far... but this was definitely the best, and not pricey. It feels like "at home" peruvian food. The ceviche was perfect, not to cooked and not too raw, good flavor, spicy and had Peruvian Corn and Maiz Chulpe ( the "popcorn"). The Huancaina sauce was perfect — probably made from scratch with frozen aji amarillo - not the one that comes in a jar and has preservatives, sugar and who knows what else...

Papa rellena was good, causa could have been imporved with some avocado and corn. Great Chicha Morada and Jugo de Maracuya (Passion Fruit Juice) - and VERY TASTY Anticuchos de Corazon (Heart Skewers) with authentic Aji Panca seasioning.

Will definitely come back, never go back to Los Balcones for sure....

Jun 09, 2008
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