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Mar 19, 2014 07:41 AM

Det/Mich Peruvian food

Looking for Peruvian food anyone know of one?

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    1. There are a few Andean (inspired at least) items on the menu at Lena in Ann Arbor. That said, I've never eaten there.

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      1. re: trapani

        Not what I am looking for, but I am going to check out Lena's menu none the less. Thank you.

      2. I would love to know too. I've looking for awhile.

        1. only 2 hrs away!

          El Inka
          563 N Drake Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49009‎
          (269) 978-2400

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          1. re: Michigan Mishuganer

            2 hour drive wouldn't stop me thank you

            1. re: Foog

              I hit El Inka a couple of weeks ago. Acceptable although the green aji sauce could use more kick. (Actually everything could use more kick.) The chicha morada was disappointing. The rotisserie chicken, on the other hand, was not. If you're passing through kzoo this is a really good option.

              1. re: oppsie

                If I could ask, is there something magical about this rotisserie chicken as opposed to, say, the rotisserie chicken available daily from Costco? Is it spiced or brined distinctively, or are they just able to pull off a good standard rotisserie chicken?

                1. re: boagman

                  They usually roast it with black basil and some other spices. It does taste different than supermarket chicken. But the magic really comes with the green and white sauces. I think I ate the styrofoam container because it had the sauces on it. :-)

                  In all seriousness, I wondered what the big deal was until I had it. Now it's something I look for when I travel to new cities.

                  1. re: boagman

                    Yes. It is spiced totally differently. The skin is light years better and also crisper. Now, I wouldn't necessarily tell you to get in the car and drive to Kalamazoo. But if you're on your way to Chicago, it's worth a pit stop and very close to 131.

                    My gold standard is Pio Pio in Queens (haven't been in years, though, so can't speak to how it is these days), which Kenji reverse engineered...I haven't tried making it at home though.

                  2. re: oppsie

                    It may be the boring choice, but what I grew to love growing up in California was Lomo Saltado. Has anyone tried it there?