There used to be a different Peruvian restaurant at the very spot Inka Mama's has recently claimed as its fourth Orange County location. By all accounts, it did a very capable plate of lomo saltado, a dish all Peruvian restaurants worth their aji sauce have to offer to prove they're Peruvian. Never mind that the origins of saltado are more Chinese than Incan or that ceviche is actually the country's national dish: For a lot of Americans, saltado has become the representative meal of a nation most of us only know for pan flutes and Machu Picchu. Saltado is the gateway drug, the dish that indoctrinated me to the wonders of that country's cuisine almost two decades ago, and it's the dish I order at Peruvian restaurants... More >>>