Sydney Food Diary: Inca’s, Stanley Street

I remember eating at this Peruvian restaurant, about a million years ago, when it was in Newtown. Moved to Darlinghurst, it’s in a brightly lit space that reminded me a bit of a living room or function hall, but with a family feel to it, and not without charm

One of my dining companions was Chilean and she provided us with guidance for the menu, which is relatively short. A few appetizers. Two choices of ceviche. Four mains and two specials, and some sides.

We started out with causa, a strange sort of potato mixture inside a soft crepe with some sauce and inside some prawns and vegetables, served cold. It was delicious. We liked it, though it was somewhat mysterious.

The ceviche was beautifully done. Very tasty. Bright flavours. Loved the dried corn with it.

We split three more mains, some lamb, perfectly nice; a generous paella sort of dish with prawns, and a quite delicious chicken curry.

Ah, and we had yucca chips. My favourite.

Peruvian cuisine is humble, I think, and the restaurant does a good job of retaining the feel of a homemade meal but presented in a restaurant format. It’s a fun experience, and tasty too.

Ah, and we all started the meal with Pisco Sours (yum, a most excellent contribution to the world from Peru and Chile) and finished with a dessert called Trés Leches, some sort of soaked cake with whipped cream and ice cream. Tasty! It cost us about $75 each and we were nicely filled and hydrated…

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