I don't know why I say that's an "incoherent" thought... just something not well thought-out, because I use "they" like people in Peru are creatures from another planet or something.
Bottom line is... I wanted to try Peruvian food, and I kept passing by a Peruvian restaurant in Old Town Pasadena (Choza Mama). Finally, after some "almost" occassions, we went in:
Love their cool menu! However, there weren't too many veggie options, though enough for me.
Here's the comped bread and dipping sauces. All were mild and not too thick. I liked the one on the left the most. The green one, which I thought might taste like some kind of cucumber yummy dip, fell a little flat.
"The Ukrainian" ordered Inca cola, which kind of tasted like liquid cotton candy to me.
We started off with this salad... (Peruvian salad)... the freshness was great!\
I ordered this vegertarian saltado, which I found to be really salty for some reason. Even though I had a long run the next day (yes, I'm way behind on posts because I am not doing any real "long" runs at the moment), I maybe had half of this, tops.
Here's the same dish, but meaty.
The decor was my favorite part of the whole experience!
I wish I had more positive things to say about this place, but while I wouldn't say it was not good, I wouldn't be jumping to go back. If I do, I would probably stick to smaller fare/appetizers/salad. I think this is one of those places that non-meat eaters would probably enjoy much more than I did. (My meat-eating man, however, wasn't blown away, either.)