I’m approaching the five year mark for living in Cincinnati! And when I moved here – I knew NOBODY – so I explored a lot. One of the first places I went to was Jungle Jim’s. It’s expanded quite a bit but tonight – I went back for a quick visit.
On the way we saw a place I’ve wanted to go for a long time! Sabor Peruano! It’s Peruvian food in Cincinnati! Of course my friend said, “Oh I’ve had Peruvian food…in Peru.” Oh bite me!
But off we went!
First I got a side of onion salad.
Now when they say – onion salad – they mean it! It was (as you can see) a plate of friggin onions! They were pretty good. The server said it was simply red onions soaked in water, then mixed with lime juice, cilantro and salt. Surprising – very tasty!
After the onion salad, I ordered this beef, rice and beans dish. I really wish I could remember the name of it! It was braised beef – amazingly tender – on top of rice and cooked white beans. There was also this green sauce with peas and carrots poured over top. It was delicious!
It’s sort of a plain dish – there aren’t any standout ingredients or crazy preparation – this is just a great comforting, flavorful dish. The beans are warm and prepared perfectly – the steak falls apart and the green sauce was really great!
But – glad that I finally got there after 5 years!
7105 Dixie Hwy
Fairfield, OH 45014