I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of money on delivery food since I moved to Lima almost four years ago. There’s a phrase that’s often used here “BBB - Bueno, Bonito y Barato” which means, literally, “Good, Pretty, and Cheap.” It doesn’t flow well in English, but it’s what we all strive for and the delivery food here, in my opinion, has plenty of BBB options.
In my extensive search for the best BBB delivery sushi - Sushi POP wins. Sushi POP's renowned chef is none other than Mitsuharu Tsumara, the same chef and creator of Maido which is currently ranked the #1 restaurant in Latin America.
Let’s back track a bit and discuss the history of sushi in Peru and how it’s different than what you’d find anywhere else. Peru loves fusion - meaning blending several cuisine’s into one. The sushi here would likely be spat on by chefs in Japan if you call it sushi due to its inauthenticity - but damn if it ain’t delicous.
The epitomy of fusion in the Peruvian-Japanese fusion world (or “Nikkei” as it’s dubbed in Peru) is a roll called “Acevichado” which if you translate it would be something like “ceviche’d.” Acevichado is where ceviche and sushi make love. The acevichado roll is made up of tempura shrimp and avocado on the inside, covered with a sliver of tuna on top. The kicker, though, is the actual acevichado sauce that is meant to be drizzled on top of each roll. It looks like spicy mayo but is so much more. Acevichado sauce is a dreamy blend of mayonnaise and leche de tigre - which is the juice that cures the seafood in every ceviche dish.
All of this to say that the Acevichado Roll that Sushi POP offers is my personal favorite, delivery-wise. I’ve never had a bad experience with Sushi POP - my go to is the ‘Buenos Aires L’ combo which comes with 6 Acevichado Rolls, 6 Furai Rolls, 6 Avocado Rolls, and 6 Chimichurri Rolls. Each one so distinct from the last but equally delish. I give it an A on the BBB scale.
The presentation and overall branding is great on the eyes and likely what the kids these days would classify as “kawaii”:
Open that baby up and here’s what you get (Yes, I ate a furai roll before taking the photo - sorry not sorry).
From left to right - Acevichado, Chimichurri, Avocado, and Furai:
If you got through these overtly sexual photos without your mouth-watering - who are you? And if you’re ever in Lima - give Sushi POP a try and let me know what you think of my top BBB choice for Nikkei delivery in Lima.
With a belly full of sticky rice I’d like to thank you for reading, and praise Chef Micha - he sure knows his way around a kitchen.
For more information:
Calle Manuel Bonilla 112, Miraflores 15074