Embarcadero 41's Peruvian Fusion: Ceviche Samplers and Tiger's Milk Shots
Normally, anticuchos come in a pair and with spaghetti in huancaina sauce, the same sauce Peruvians like to put on their potatoes. Well, Huerta puts it on pasta. He also does spaghetti saltado (lomo saltado but with pasta).
Shots during lunch are totally acceptable, especially when they shots of tiger's milk ($10.50). In Peru, "leche de tigre" is referred to as the marinade that cooks the seafood in ceviche. It's a blend of all great things -- jalapeno, lime juice, pepper, cilantro. The list can go on forever. Served alongside ceviche or by itself as a hangover cure, tiger's milk is also an aphrodisiac. You might wanna take it easy.
Leche de tigre.
For a dish that's a bit Miami, Peruvian, and somewhat Japanese, go for the chaufa charapa ($13.50). Shrimp fried rice has soy sauce, sesame oil, scallions, pineapple, maduros, and wonton crisps.
Embarcadero 41 is open seven days a week, from noon to 11 p.m.