BAYFOOD TRAVELS: Limon (Fresno, CA) - During a visit to my aunt’s, we all decided to go out for a family dinner one night. I really wanted to try something different, so we settled on Peruvian. They had already been here before so at least I knew that the food would be good. I also connected later that this is the sister restaurants of the Limon ones in San Francisco, which I have heard from friends are really good as well.
With the assurance of good food from a variety of people, I was excited to try a new cuisine! I’m pretty sure this can also attest to the great food at the San Francisco locations since they opted to simplify the menu to introduce Peruvian cuisine to Fresno.
This restaurant was very large, so it’s great for things like birthday dinners or other celebratory occasions. The waiter was also friendly and explained the dishes well when necessary.
There wre two things I really wanted to eat since one of my roommates was Peruvian in Berkeley. She would always cook this potatoes dish, which I’ve had a couple of times. It was really good and I saw it on the menu so I just had to get it! It’s the Papa a La Huancaina: Traditional Peruvian plate of steamed potatoes served with an aji amarillo cream cheese sauce, olives and hard-boiled egg. It is now my new favorite dish.It combines some of my loves - potatoes, cheese, and eggs! I love the creamy cheese; the best way I can describe it is it’s thick like a queso dip and has spice to it without it being fake, of course. lol. The eggs also taste really great with the sauce.
I wanted to eat the whole plate by myself but I had to share! I can definitely see why my roommate used to make this for a comforting dinner after a long day of school and activities.
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